St. Innocent Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016 750ml
SKU: 96083

St. Innocent Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

  • v94
  • ws93
  • wa91


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Category Red Wine
Region United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley
Brand St. Innocent
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
The density of aromas of the 2016 Pinot noir Shea Vineyard are apparent before your nose even reaches the glass. Compellingly rich dark flowers, berries, sweet herbs and cassis slowly fill your mouth. It is beautifully balanced given the intensity of the savory fruit and spice flavors arrayed across your mid-palate. The tannins are dense yet still well rounded and enhanced by just the right touch of acidity. It is gratifying that this ripe site in this warm vintage has many dimensions that will reveal themselves as it ages. Pairs well with hearty dishes with some sweetness and richness like lamb chops, pork tenderloin, duck breast and lentil dishes
  • v94

Lurid red. Heady, mineral- and spice-accented red and blue fruit, incense and a sexy floral nuance on the seductively perfumed nose. Deeply concentrated yet energetic on the palate, offering intense black raspberry, cherry liqueur, spicecake and candied rose flavors and a building suggestion of Asian spices on the back half. Finishes silky, sweet and extremely long, with resonating floral and spice notes and round, even tannins that lend shape and gentle grip.

June 2019
Wine Spectator
  • ws93

A wine with harmony and presence, elegantly structured and expressive, with raspberry, rose petal and spiced tea notes that build tension toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2027. 920 cases made.

March 31, 2020
Wine Advocate
  • wa91

Medium ruby-purple, the 2016 Pinot Noir Shea Vineyard offers aromas of cranberry jelly, warm blackberries, red currant, licorice, dried earth and roses. The palate is medium-bodied and perfumed with a sturdy frame and seamless freshness, finishing long. 920 cases produced.

April 23, 2020