Grape: Pinot Noir
Tasting Notes: Cherry, Baking spice, Coconut, Raspberry,
Shea Vineyard, was first planted to wine grapes by legendary Dick Shea in 1989 and 1990. Shea Wine Cellars, established in 1996. keeps the top 25% of Shea Vineyard’s production for their own bottlings and sells the remaining grapes to some of the finest Pinot Noir producers in Oregon and California.
Shea's Homer Pinot noir has been in the critics' best-of-the-vintage lists since it was first produced in 2001. When you hand-select the best barrels from one of Oregon's most famous vineyards, you're going to end up with something magical and profound. The 2016 bottling continues that tradition. It is very smooth start to finish. The nose is tantalizing, the tannins remarkably silky, and the acid is well-defined which keeps the wine lively and fresh. The palate is beautifully detailed with a lithe and juicy array of raspberry, blueberries, dark cherry, and plum with crushed stone, green tea, baking spices, and toasted coconut accents. Try it with roast pork or duck.