Shea Block 7 Pinot Noir 2008
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.
Dark red fruits on the nose and an earthy, brambly character with deep plum flavors on the palate. The tannins are beautifully integrated.
"Smooth, round and polished, offering a big, juicy mouthful of plush blackberry and currant fruit shaded with hints of mint and mineral, lingering beautifully. Drink now through 2014. 294 cases made. "
"The 2008 Pinot Noir Block 7 is made entirely from the Wadenswil clone. It is more reticent than its siblings and, while it is substantial, it lacks the complexity of the Block 31. Even so, this is a rich, dense, structured, age-worthy Pinot that will amply reward those who cellar it for 5+ years."
The Wine Advocate
"Medium-deep ruby color; rich, ripe aromas of red cherry and some herbs; rich, deep, cherry, spice and earthy flavors, moderate tannin and sweet oak notes; good structure and balance; long finish. Big, deep Pinot that is well-balanced and very tasty. Needs time in the glass and the cellar. "
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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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