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2012 St. Innocent Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir

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July 25, 2021 - $36

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RATINGS

93Vinous / IWC

...dark berries, Asian spices, incense and candied flowers are sharpened by a zesty mineral quality and a hint of white pepper. Stains the palate with intense black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors that become sweeter and deeper...superb energy, focus and depth of fruit on the extremely long, spicy finish. Supple tannins build slowly and add shape...

90The Wine Advocate

...pretty bouquet, very pure with cranberry, wild strawberry and fig with a touch of honey and marmalade...medium-bodied with rounded tannin, dusky black fruit, well-judged acidity...good density...firm backbone with sufficient salinity on the finish...

90Burghound.com

...plum, violet and cassis along with plenty of the hallmark earth and briar characters...delicious and solidly intense medium weight flavors that possess fine mid-palate concentration before concluding in a robust, muscular and mouth coating finish...

REGION

United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Yamhill-Carlton

Yamhill-Carlton AVA is located in Yamhill and Washington Counties, and it is entirely contained within the Willamette Valley AVA, Oregon’s most prestigious wine producing region. It has 1,200 vineyard acres and was awarded AVA status in 2004. The region grows Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Dolcetto, Muscat, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris. Ken Wright Cellars, Elk Cove Vineyards and WillaKenzie Estate are among the district’s best-known producers. All focus on Pinot Noir.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.