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2016 PINOT NOIR

Two blocks
VINEYARD |
shea
APPELLATION | Yamhill-Carlton
WINEMAKER | Blair Trathen
HARVEST DATES | SEPTEMBER 11–20, 2016
BOTTLING | august 21, 2017
ALCOHOL | 14.5%
PRODUCTION |  5 cases

 
 

The WIne

This special barrel selection is sourced from two blocks of Shea Vineyard planted to Wädenswil and Dijon 777 clones. Red and blue fruit on the nose lead to a juicy palate that is big and lush with soft, well-integrated tannins. This is a great example of the best of Shea Vineyard in the 2016 vintage.

The Winery

Shea Wine Cellars is an offshoot of Shea Vineyard, a 200-acre property with 140 acres planted to vines in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. We began as growers with our first plantings back in 1989, selling our fruit to other wineries. The passion of the winemakers we worked with rubbed off and instilled in us a desire to produce world-class wines in addition to farming grapes. In 1996, Shea Wine Cellars began with one barrel of Pinot noir. Our production is now 5,500 cases of Pinot noir and 350 cases of Chardonnay, roughly 25% of Shea Vineyard’s annual crop production.

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