Sourced from throughout Shea Vineyard this is classic Oregon and more specifically classic Yamhill-Carlton
Sleek and slender, light-footed and bursting with raspberry, tobacco and mocha flavors that linger effectively and persistently on the finish. Drink now through 2017.
Corresponding to 70% of what Shea estate-bottles, its roughly 4,000 cases representing 17 different slices of the vineyard - old vines, young vines, and multiple vine selections - the 2010 Pinot Noir Shea Vineyard initially conveys a surprisingly Cote-Rotie-like impression of bacon and violets mingled with fresh ripe cherry. Texturally polished and infectiously juicy, this projects a Pinot-typical palate personality, and finishes with subtle smokiness and sappy, ripe, but in no way superficially sweet fruit. It should be worth following for at least the better part of a decade and will probably open up and display greater complexity after another 2-3 years.
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