2016 Pinot Noir Estate "Shea Vineyard" (Shea Wine Cellars)
Shea Wine Cellars, Estate Pinot Noir "Shea Vineyard", Yamhill-Carlton District, Willamette Valley, Oregon, US 2016BLACK CHERRY, VIOLET, MUSHROOM, RICH & LENGTHY Shea Vineyards used to sell their entire crop to high-end Pinot producers throughout Oregon, and remains one of the most sought after growers on the West Coast. They figured they ought to keep some of the good stuff for themselves, so they started with this Estate bottling from their most serendipitous lots. This is a fine example of how Oregon Pinot Noir can gracefully walk the line between Burgundian and New World style wine, with earthy notes and hearty acidity backing up ripe, lip-smacking dark fruit. Serving Suggestions: Pork loin with red onion compote and a side of warm Bibb salad with Oregon smoky blue cheese and hazelnuts.