94 Points

2018 WALT Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir

$75.00
$67.50 Member price*
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SKU
18WPN7SH-6PK
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Critic Review
94
Points
Owen Bargreen
"Dick Shea was a former Wall Street investor that decided to move and invest in the Willamette Valley. WALT has now been working with the ‘Shea Vineyard’ since 2010. The earthy tones come alive immediately as the core of red and dark fruits march with shades of blood orange zest. The palate is soft and shows a great sense of mouthfeel. Layers of pretty rose water tones combine with peat moss and ripe red raspberry and with wet stone accents. Full bodied and downright delicious to consume in its youth, this outstanding bottling will cellar well for a decade or more."
We feel fortunate to source fruit from Dick and Deirdre Shea—pioneers of grape growing in Willamette Valley, Oregon. 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.
94
Points

Oregon’s Willamette Valley
Sits at 45 degrees latitude, stretching south of Portland.

Diverse Land Contours
Diverse climates garner amazingly distinctive
fruit character.

Shea Vineyard
Well draining volcanic and seabed soils.

Light ruby in color the 2018 Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir opens with interwoven aromas of strawberry, cranberry, ruby grapefruit and dried leaves. While still earth-driven in character, the ripeness of the 2018 vintage resulted in a deep and velvety texture. With alluring tension and structure on the palate the wine finishes with hints of minerality and forest floor.

  • Strawberry
  • Ruby Grapefruit
  • Minerality
  • Forest Floor

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.

More Information
Bottle Size750mL
Varietal Composition100% Pinot Noir
Barrel Aging10 months in 38% New French Oak (François Freres)
AppellationWillamette Valley, Oregon
VineyardShea Vineyard
Vintage NotesFollowing a series of warm, early harvests, this year’s growing season returned to a slower rhythm, allowing grapes to ripen gently with deep flavors. Our growers spent the summer and fall manicuring the vine canopies to provide the grapes enough shade from the sun while also preparing adequate airflow to deter mold. When Mother Nature did throw a couple of unpredictable systems at us, we were able to weather the storms and harvest exceptional fruit!2018
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