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Date Printed: 7/29/2014
Shea Block 7 Pinot Noir 2010
Shea Block 7 Pinot Noir 2010
(search item no. 118401)
International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 7/29/2014: $55.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2008 PinotReport rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine shows the beautiful, distinctive floral notes of W├Ądenswil grown at Shea. It has a big, earthy, brambly character with overlays of blackberry on the palate. Wonderful spice notes of pepper and clove complete this assertive wine.
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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."