Shea Wine Cellars Shea Vineyard Estate Pinot Noir 2017
|Region||United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley|
|Brand||Shea Wine Cellars|
The estate bottling brings together the various clones planted at this iconic vineyard. Offering a complex weave of plum, marionberry and blackberry, it matches its delicious fruit with 40% new French oak, adding a seam of coffee and dark chocolate. The tannins are polished to a fine gloss.
Vibrant and graceful yet generous, with raspberry and pomegranate flavors that gather loamy mineral, black tea and dusky spice flavors, finishing with refined tannins. Drink now through 2028.
Saturated garnet. Pungent, spice-accented red berry and cherry aromas, along with suggestions of candied rose, vanilla and smoky minerals. Seamless and broad on the palate, showing good heft and spicy cut to concentrated raspberry, cherry compote, mocha and floral pastille flavors. The floral quality carries through an energetic finish that features discreet tannins and a lingering suggestion of sappy red fruit. Made with 18% whole clusters and aged in 40% new oak.