"The 2006 Pinot Noir Homer has superb aromatics with notes of spice box, tobacco, mineral, black cherry, and black raspberry. This is followed by a dense, opulent Pinot Noir with tons of flavors, spice notes, and enough structure to evolve for 4-6 years. This super-long wine will provide prime drinking from 2012 to 2021.
The Shea Vineyard is probably the most famous terroir in Oregon and the list of clients who purchase fruit composes a Who's Who of Willamette Valley wineries and a couple from California as well. It is a large vineyard with numerous micro-terroirs. Furthermore, Dick Shea farms each plot according to the desires of the client so that it's probably not fair to make direct comparisons among the various Pinot Noirs made from Shea fruit. That is probably a good thing because Dick Shea has raised the bar significantly with the wines he has been making from his own vineyard."