2014 Auteur Pinot Noir Shea Vineyard Willamette ValleyPinot Noir from United States
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"Concentrated presence of fresh plum and foraged wild berries, cinnamon, coriander, dried rose petal, exuberant yet disciplined, with a core of red currants, heady black cherry...
- 90 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
90 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2014 Pinot Noir Shea Vineyard, a vineyard I know well, is sourced from 100% Wadensville clone, and aged in 60% new French oak. When Wadensville is cropped low, as it should be, it has a Volnay-like strawberry and cherry character – and this wine certainly fits that characteristic. The wine exhibits a lovely medium-dark ruby color, a big sweet kiss of strawberry and cherry with spice and earth. Drink it over the next 5-6 years."
"Concentrated presence of fresh plum and foraged wild berries, cinnamon, coriander, dried rose petal, exuberant yet disciplined, with a core of red currants, heady black cherry and minerality closing with piercing finesse.
Heralded as “a vintage of a lifetime” in Oregon, 2014 led to an early bud break while maintaining warm temperatures providing us with impeccable beautiful clusters. A notable and gorgeous Oregon Pinot that will continue to mature tremendously over time.
Sourced from our long-standing “Back Block” of Shea Vineyard highlighting the Wadensville clone from one of the most prestigious vineyards in New World Pinot Noir, placing it squarely among the elite terroirs. Shea Vineyards consists of 140 dry farmed hillside acres located in Oregon’s sub-appellation, Yamhill-Carlton. Yamhill-Carlton is situated in a rainshadow where storms often miss, leaving excellent dry conditions for Pinot Noir. The soil is characterized by shallow sedimentary Willakenzie topsoil over fractured sandstone subsoil. These soils tend to display darker fruit with concentrated blackberry and plum highlighted with notes of earth, pepper and minerals. " - Winery
90 - Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Taste||ripe cherry, plum, strawberry, raspberry and mushroom|
|Nose||barnyard, cherry, plum, game and tomato|