Our Wines

2015 Pinot noir Shea Vineyard

The grapes for this wine come from two blocks.  Block 6 faces SE on a hillside of shallow sedimentary soil at an eleavtion of 450' to 500', and is planted with Pommard and 115.  The Terrace Block is a very steep SW slope planted in 2002 with the Pommard clone.

Crop Level: 2.4 tons/acre
Harvest: 9/18/2015
Bottled: February 2017

Vineyard Details

Shea Vineyard is located in the Yamhill-Carlton District AVA, 35 miles SW of Portland, Oregon.

Tasting Notes

An especially beautiful nose introduces you to the 2015 Pinot noir Shea Vineyard. Elegant cassis, white pepper, red rose and spicecake aromas swirl around your first glimpse of this lovely wine. Luscious concentrated red berry fruits rush across your palate followed by complex dark floral, forest floor and dried cherry notes. This is not your normally subdued Pinot noir from Shea, but a wonderfully intergrated voluptuous expression from this great site. The dark berry and floral flavors balance with ripe tannins and soft acidity slowly fading into your next sip. Certaily a WOW wine from this famous vineyard! It can clearly be enjoyed now and over the next 15 years. Match with food.