Shea Homer Pinot Noir 2008
Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
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. "
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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...
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Named for the river that runs through the valley from Portland to Eugene, Willamette Valley is home to some of the best Pinot Noir vineyards in the Northwest. While along the same north/south line as Seattle, the Willamette Valley is protected from Pacific rains by the Coast Range on the western border and the Cascade Ranges to the east. Though sunshine is...
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Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr)
Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in
the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because
it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal.
Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...
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