"The 2006 Pinot Noir Wadenswil Clone offers an alluring perfume of smoke, clove, cinnamon, and black cherry. Layered on the palate, it has gobs of spicy, succulent fruit, excellent grip and concentration, and a lengthy finish. It , too, will evolve for several years.
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."