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St. Innocent Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

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St. Innocent Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014
$59.99

SKU 3817101701

750ml

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Strikingly rich, sweet black cherry/red berry aromas dominate the 2014 Pinot noir Shea Vineyard's nose. Red rose, violet and chocolate covered cherries layer in, creating a pool of loveliness. This carries through to the mouth with loads of sweet berry, cherry, floral and sweet spice flavors. Swallowing does little to reduce the riot of flavors; rather, it reveals the dimensions of dried floral, wild berry, nutmeg, cinnamon and sweet herbal notes that lie await after the generous first impressions fades. Ripe sweet tannins balanced by fresh acidity create a backbone of structure for this abundant wine to age up to 15 years.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region United States, Oregon, Yamhill County
Brand St. Innocent
Alcohol/vol 14.4%
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Wine EnthusiastCellar Selection. Shea is one of the Willamette Valley's most revered sites, and an all-star list of wineries compete for the fruit. Here the bright flavors of ripe raspberries are elevated with tangy acids, putting a tight frame of citrus around the core. A whiff of sea breeze comes up as well, enticing the taster to explore a bit more deeply. Already irresistible, this evocative wine will cellar well for at least a decade. Drink now through 2028.

Paul Gregutt, October 1, 2016
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Wine SpectatorBright and snappy, with raspberry, cherry and smoky, minerally notes coming together with impressive focus, broadening out into a long and generous finish. Has presence and depth. Best from 2017 through 2024. 946 cases made.

Harvey Steiman, October 31, 2016