2012 Shea Wine Cellars Shea Vineyard Homer Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.6% alc., $79. A blend of the best barrels in the cellar. Dijon and W├Ądenswil clones. Aged in 68% new French oak. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. The nose is very shy and tight, opening slowly to reveal aromas of black cherry, blackberry and wooded forest. More body, more life and more finish in this wine. The array of dark stone and berry fruits sparkle, accented with interesting notes of spice and anise. A big, masculine wine with plenty of oak overlay and tannic vigor at this time. Slightly more charming the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Keep this one in the cellar for a couple of years. Score: 90-91. Reviewed November 19, 2014

Winery: Shea Wine Cellars
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