2016 WALT Shea Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
Oregon’s Willamette Valley
Sits at 45 degrees latitude, stretching south of Portland.
Diverse Land Contours
Diverse climates garner amazingly distinctive fruit character.
Well draining volcanic and seabed soils.
Light garnet in color, this Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir opens up with beautiful aromas of baking spice, strawberry, raspberry, and blueberry. Hints of rosewater, forest floor, and earthy mushroom spill from the glass. The palate has layered flavors of hearty berries intermingled with savory notes of cinnamon and minerality. The tension and structure create an interesting texture that finishes with hints of anise.
Shea vineyard's sedimentary soils and unique aspect produce wines of excellent concentration and depth in one of the Pacific Coast's most premier and extreme growing regions.
|Varietal Composition||100% Pinot Noir|
|Barrel Aging||10 Months in 55% New French Oak (François Freres)|
|Appellation||Willamette Valley, Oregon|