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2003 Shea Wine Cellars Block 23 Shea Vineyard Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., 275 cases, $48. From 3.2 acres planted in 1990. Self-rooted, non-irrigated Pommard clone that is part of the original Shea Vineyard plantings. · The nose shows the typical “Sheaness” aromas of black cherries, violets and earthiness. Generous compliment of dark cherries and strawberries which persist on the endless finish. The texture is pure silk. Still showing plenty of dry tannins and will last several more years. Best wine of the 2003 lineup and much better than a bottle of the same wine tasted last year. Reviewed March 26, 2009

Winery: Shea Wine Cellars
From article: Two Hot Years for Shea Wine Cellars