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Date Printed: 9/30/2014
Shea Block 33 Pinot Noir 2010
Shea Block 33 Pinot Noir 2010
(search item no. 122620)
boutique wine

International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/30/2014: $54.99

Winemaker's Notes:

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.
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About Shea Wine Cellars:

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 Willakenzie District. The soil of the vineyard is shallow and very well draining with sandstone subsoil. The vineyard has never been irrigated.

Currently the winery supplies several top Pinot Noir producers in Oregon (Archery Summit, Beaux Freres, Ken Wright, Panther Creek, and St. Innocent) and one in California (Sine Qua Non). The Wine Enthusiast in its annual review of Oregon wines in December 2000, wrote, "It is no coincidence that our two top rated wines... were made from fruit from Richard Shea's perennially superb Willamette Valley vineyard."