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2010 Shea Wine Cellars Shea Vineyard Block 23 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., 265 cases, $56. Pommard clone. From a 3.2-acre non-irrigated parcel on a south-facing slope. Aged in 80% new French oak. · Moderately dark reddish-purple color in the glass. Demure aromas of black cherries, black raspberries, oak and rose petals emerge very reluctantly over time. Plush core of black fruits with a hint of pepper and tobacco. Earthy and mysterious with noticeable oak. Very soft in the mouth. Even more oaky the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Decent. Reviewed November 24, 2012

Winery: Shea Wine Cellars
From article: More Juicy 2010 Oregon Pinot Incoming