Shea Block 33 Pinot Noir 2010
Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Beautiful floral notes drew you in to this wine. This wine treats you to chewy, red fruit highlighted by cherry on the palate. This is the most focused, fruit driven wine in our lineup. It's a very special wine and we expect
it to age gracefully.
"Bright ruby-red. Highly perfumed aromas of raspberry, cherry and potpourri, with cola, vanilla and star anise accents. Juicy and expansive, with intense red berry flavors braced by lively acidity. A darker cherry pit note adds depth to the long, vibrant, fruit-dominated finish. As appealing as this wine is now I suspect that a few years of bottle age will bring greater complexity."
International Wine Cellar
"From a block of Dijon clone 777, the Shea 2010 Pinot Noir Shea Vineyard Block 33 displays quite evident, if relatively fine-grained tannin, along with ample blueberry and elderberry fruit. Hints of floral perfume add allure, but I just don’t find the sense of mid-palate self-sufficiency; the charm; or the dynamic personality here of the best Pinots in the present collection. (Am I simply prejudiced by accumulated perceptions of clone 777? Naturally I don’t think so ;-) Persistent sweet berry fruit and smoky, toasty oak nuances comprise a, to be sure, lingering finish."
The Wine Advocate
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Shea Vineyard, located in the Yamhill Foothills of Oregon's Willamette Valley, was first planted to wine grapes by Dick Shea in 1989 and 1990. Today the vineyard property consists of 200 hillside acres of which 140 are planted to wine grapes, largely Pinot Noir and a few acres of Chardonnay and Pinot Gris. The south facing vineyard sits in a viticultural region called the...
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Learn About Willamette Valley
Named for the river that runs through the valley from Portland to Eugene, Willamette Valley is home to some of the best Pinot Noir vineyards in the Northwest. While along the same north/south line as Seattle, the Willamette Valley is protected from Pacific rains by the Coast Range on the western border and the Cascade Ranges to the east. Though sunshine is...
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Learn About Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr)
Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in
the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because
it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal.
Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...
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