Homer is a carefully chosen blend from 14 of our cellar's best Pinot Noir barrels. During barrel aging we constantly monitor the cellar looking for the exceptional, carefully analyzing the relative attributes each barrel of wine will bring to the final blend. We love our 2008 Homer release. Made from a blend of Wadenswil, Pommard and Dijon clone fruit aged in 93% new French oak, Homer is an expressive wine from start to finish. Concentration, length and structure are it's trademarks.
"The flagship of Shea Vineyards is the Homer cuvee made from a blend of the best barrels in the cellar. The 2008 Pinot Noir Homer is dark ruby/purple in color with a breath-taking, multi-dimensional aromatic array of sandalwood, Asian spices, incense, rose petal, black cherry, and black raspberry that leaps from the glass. Super-concentrated, opulent, and Reubenesque on the palate, it manages to be light on its feet and powerful at the same time. With amazing balance and precision and a finish that lasts for over a minute, it is a candidate for wine of the vintage as well as a tour de force.
The Wine Advocate
"Polished, round and generous with its rich blackberry and plum flavors, hinting at smoke and spice as the finish lingers with a sense of refinement and transparency. The tannins are present but nicely submerged. Drink now through 2018. 344 cases made. "
"Deep ruby color; deep, spicy, smoky dark cherry aromas; big, deep, dark cherry flavors with lots of earthy, spicy notes; moderate tannin and toasty oak; good structure and balance; long finish. Toasty, deep Pinot that's big, but also big on flavor. Pair it with a great steak. "