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2013 Shea Wine Cellars Shea Vineyard Homer Pinot Noir

Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar

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Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar

Ends Sunday, 7pm Pacific

RATINGS

94Wine Enthusiast

...retains its elegance, with scents of lavender, incense and Asian spices leading into bright, intense flavors of cherry and plum...gathers itself in the midpalate, showing that fruit density, and finishes with a lick of chocolate.

93Vinous / IWC

...bouquet evokes fresh red and blue fruits, potpourri and sandalwood, and mocha and Asian spice nuances emerge slowly. Juicy and precise, offering palate-staining black raspberry, spicecake and cola flavors...finishes very long and sappy, displaying repeating spiciness and a hint of candied rose.

91The Wine Advocate

...elegant bouquet with dark berry fruit, bergamot and forest floor scents...palate is medium-bodied with a silky smooth entry, good density in the mouth, very harmonious... The finish has a touch of truffle coming through with good weight...

90Wine Spectator

Broad, expressive and light-footed, with sassafras and pepper notes weaving through the currant flavors, lingering against crinkly tannins. Has presence and length.

REGION

United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley

Willamette Valley AVA was established in 1983, and it is the oldest appellation in Oregon. Oregon’s modern wine industry began in the Willamette Valley in the 1960s when artists, vagabond winemakers, and U.C. Davis oenology graduates looking for new territory started their own, small, off-the-grid wineries. The appellation is the state’s largest, and it extends 175 miles from Columbia River on the Washington/Oregon border to just south of Eugene, near central Oregon. The Willamette River runs through the area, helping to give the appellation a mild year-round climate. There are six smaller sub-appellations within this AVA, but altogether the Willamette Valley has the largest concentration of wineries in Oregon, as well as the majority of the state’s most famous producers. Pinot Noir is king here, followed by Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Riesling. To most admirers of Oregon Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley offers the most distinctive wine choices in the state.

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.