Shea Wine Cellars Shea Vineyard Estate Pinot Noir 2012
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Wine EnthusiastThis estate-grown blend combines blocks and clones from the 200-acre Shea vineyard. Aged in almost 50% new French oak, it's supple and balanced, with defining layers of cracked rock and gun metal. The cranberry and raspberry fruit remains firm and tight, even after more than a day of breathing.
Wine AdvocateThe 2012 Pinot Noir Shea Vineyard was picked October 6-17 and includes 6% whole-cluster fruit and around 48% new French oak. There is a bit of hubris on the nose with dark berry, cola and boysenberry jam that soars from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with dusty red berry fruit, slightly coarse tannins, but plenty of freshness on the easygoing finish laden with tart red fruits and a dash of spice. It is perhaps missing a little excitement, that frisson that renders good Pinot great.