2006 Shea Wine Cellars Estate Shea Vineyard Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.25% alc., 2,500 cases, $45. Fruit for this wine is sourced from the entire vineyard (blocks 5,7,13,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,28,29,32 and Oak) and includes several Dijon clones and Pommard and W├Ądenwsil clones. Cropped at 2.21 tons per acre. 4% whole cluster. Aged 10 months in 49% new and 51% previously filled Burgundian barrels. · A dark fruited wine showing black cherries and black raspberries with a subtle vein of oak, dry herbs and toast running through. Firm in structure, soft in texture with supple tannins. Not as interesting as the other 2006 Pinot Noirs but still very decent. Reviewed March 26, 2009

Winery: Shea Wine Cellars
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