Shea Wine Cellars, Estate Pinot Noir "Shea Vineyard", Yamhill-Carlton District, Willamette Valley, Oregon, US 2019
BLACK CHERRY, SMOKY VIOLET, POMEGRANATE,
Shea Vineyards is one of the most sought-after growers on the West Coast, but they are smart enough to keep some of the good stuff for themselves, producing this Estate bottling from their best lots. This is a fine example of how Oregon Pinot Noir can gracefully walk the line between Burgundian and New World styles, with earthy notes and hearty acidity backing up ripe, lip-smacking dark fruit.
Serving Suggestions: Roasted pork loin w/ red onion compote & a side of warm Bibb salad w/ Oregon smoky blue cheese & hazelnuts. Oven-roasted fennel w/ olive oil & parmesan.