Last but never least, we offer Homer, our blend of "best" barrels. This year's Homer displays the overall characteristics of the 2011 vintage - wonderful aromatics, a succulent mouth feel, long finish, beautiful silky tannins – but it does so with Homer panache. The fruit leans towards the plum, blackberry, currant spectrum and the wine is focused and highly concentrated.
"The 410 cases of Shea Cellars 2011 Pinot Noir Shea Vineyard Homer reflect barrels from three blocks, none of which were subjected to solo bottlings, and is at 13.7% alcohol the highest of its collection. Rutabaga and radish earthily and bitingly scent and flavor the juicy fresh cherry, red currant and red raspberry on display here. A lovely sense of tannic refinement; of transparency to stony and forest floor nuances; and of energy makes this long-lingering Pinot another impressive exemplar of its vintage likely to reward return visits through at least 2022. "
The Wine Advocate
"Homer is the estate reserve, and it’s a complete, elegant and stylish wine, that is still in its infancy. Pretty baking spices wrap around tart cherry flavors. There’s superb balance among components of fruit, herb, acid and tannin, and it’s got excellent length, proportion and detail.