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Date Printed: 7/29/2014
Shea Estate Pinot Noir Shea Vineyard 2008
Shea Estate Pinot Noir Shea Vineyard 2008
(search item no. 105714)
Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
PinotReport rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 7/29/2014: $39.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Aromas of violet, ripe plum and black raspberry are complemented by exotic spices. The palate delivers a great concentration of fruit and soft tannins that linger on and on in the long finish.
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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."