2017 Shea Vineyard Pinot noir
Shea Vineyard has earned its reputation for consistently high quality Pinot noir.
One of Oregon and the Willamette Valley’s most well-known sites, Shea Vineyard has earned its reputation for consistently high quality Pinot noir. The 2017 Shea opens with aromatics of dusty rose, smoked cherry, and roasted game. A hint of rhubarb transitions to the palate with firm, dry tannins and black tea. Lavender lingers in the background while dried strawberry and coffee ride the lengthy finish of this well-structured wine.
Price$60.00 ($60.00 / bottle)
Established in 2005 by winegrowers Bill Sweat and Donna Morris, Winderlea is located on the original Dundee Hills Vineyard, a 20 acre property they acquired that was originally planted in the 1970s. Adding to their estate vineyard on the red hills bench, Winderlea secured the Meredith Mitchell Vineyard, located in McMinnville, as an estate holding through a long-term lease.
As lovers of wines that speak to the characteristics of each vineyard site, their winemaking is focused and minimalist. Winderlea is obsessed with producing its wines and running its business as sustainably as possible. They are one of only 60 Demeter Biodynamic® Certified Vineyards in the United States and were one of the first five wineries globally to achieve B Corp Certification, demonstrating their commitment to sustainable practices in all aspects of the business.