2018 Estate Pinot Noir
ss.Our Estate Pinot noir is the best example of Shea Vineyard as a whole in a given vintage due to the diversity of vineyard blocks and Pinot noir vines that the Estate is sourced from. This big, enticing Pinot shows off the rich, ripe nature of the 2018 vintage while also displaying more complex flavors of violet, white pepper, black tea and pomegranate that come from a long vintage with perfect harvest time weather. A long finish will keep you reaching for your gla Aged in 47% new French oak, 3,372 cases made.
"There’s robust, dark-fruit focus here with cherries and blackberries, as well as spiced-chocolate notes. The palate has a very succulent and juicy feel with bright, fresh tannins, delivering a fresh, lively and very velvety finish. Drink or hold." - jamessuckling.com, 93 points
"All the Shea wines are sourced from the estate, one of the most desirable vineyards in Oregon. This entry-level bottle shows why. The mix of blackberry, black cherry, cola, cocoa and clean earth is perfectly balanced and integrated. Aged in roughly half new French oak, it is a fine expression of both site and vintage. It is already drinking well and should continue to improve over the next decade or longer." - Paul Gregutt, Wine Enthusiast, 93 points, Editor's Choice