Shea Estate Pinot Noir Shea Vineyard 2010

Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon

Price: $41.99
Item No. 117213
  • ST91
  • WS91
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.8%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
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%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2006
  • RP90

Winemaker's Notes

The fruit to make this wine was harvested from throughout Shea Vineyard. The wine has a deep ruby-red color. Beautiful floral notes define the wine's wonderful bouquet. On the palate are flavors of cherry and dark red berry complimented by sweet spices and a rich texture with fine grain tannins.

Critical Acclaim

"Sleek and slender, light-footed and bursting with raspberry, tobacco and mocha flavors that linger effectively and persistently on the finish."
91 Points

"Bright ruby-red. Lively, spice-accented aromas of red berries, cherry, rose and cola. Sappy and precise, offering vibrant raspberry and bitter cherry flavors and a hint of allspice. Finishes with firm grip and sharply focused cherry and Asian spice qualities. This wine's tension suggests that it will reward patience."
91 Points

Learn About Shea Map ItMap It

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

(will-AAM-it) 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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