Ripe and full-bodied, this wine exudes both comfort and sophistication. Indulgent yet refined, starting with its bouquet, with aromas of plum, blackberry, anise, leather and vanilla. Followed by rich, spiced flavors, such as blackberry, black cherry, cocoa, orange peel, black pepper, currant, and earth. As always, the Shea drinks beautifully in its youth, but deserves time to mature in the bottle.
"Medium-deep ruby color; deep, ripe, rich stewed cherry aromas with some spice and earthy notes; ripe, rich, deep and complex cherry flavors; lots of spice and forest floor notes; silky texture; good structure and balance; long finish. Silky and complex with lots of time ahead of it, this Pinot also drinks exceptionally well now. "
"The 2006 Pinot Noir Shea Vineyard is dark ruby with an expressive perfume of black cherry, black raspberry, and spice. This leads to a mouth-filling wine with savory flavors, mineral and earth notes, and a firm structure. It should evolve for 3-4 years and be at its best from 2012 to 2021. "
The Wine Advocate
"Deep, bright red. Explosively scented bouquet of ripe red berries and cherry, along with smoky mineral and incense qualities. Deeper on the palate, which offers sweet red and dark berry preserve flavors, velvety texture and a late note of candied rose. Gentle tannins add grip to the long, gently sweet finish. I'd give this another couple of years in the cellar but there's plenty going on right now."
International Wine Cellar