2006 Shea Wine Cellars East Hill Shea Vineyard Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 320 cases, $52. From block 7, , 13 and Oak. Cropped at 2.33 tons per acre. Clones are W├Ądenswil (25%)and Dijon 114, 115 and 777 (75%). 2% whole cluster with a high amount of whole berries. Aged 10 months in 63% new and 37% previously filled Burgundian oak barrels. · Assertive scents of red and black berries, spice, oak and a little good barnyard. Mouth-coating red and black fruits which fill the mid palate with pleasure. Thoroughly refreshing due to bright acidity and a touch of citrus zest on the persistent finish. Vivid, elegant and perfectly harmonious. Reviewed March 26, 2009

Winery: Shea Wine Cellars
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