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2005 Shea Pinot Noir Shea Vineyard Estate

  • 90 WA
  • 88 WS
  • 88 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 97302-2005-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 88

    ($50) Dark red with a bright rim. Pungent floral and underbrush notes accent deep raspberry and candied cherry on the nose. Structured and youthfully wound-up, with concentrated cherry and dark berry flavors and an exotic hint of floral pastille. Fresh and sappy on the finish. Give this a few years to unwind.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2007
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    Tart and a bit chewy, with firm tannins around a lively core of raspberry and root beer flavors. Needs time to soften. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 2,800 cases made.
    Drink Dates: 2010-2015
    Author: Harvey Steiman
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

    The 2005 Pinot Noir Estate (two-thirds of the production in this vintage) was aged in 40% new oak. Dark ruby-colored, it has a fragrant bouquet of damp earth, toasted black cherries, and blueberry. This is followed by a concentrated wine with rich dark fruit flavors, slightly elevated acidity, and a tight personality which should evolve with 3-5 years in the bottle. It will be a long-lived Pinot that will provide pleasure through 2027.
    Drink Dates: 2010-2027
    Author: Jay Miller
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: Bob S87
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Author: Nick O
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Danl
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: GiantDolphan
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Patrick
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Garnet in color. Medium rim variation. Medium legs. Blackberry.
    Drink Dates: 2009
    Author: Lawrence
  • Self | Rating: 95

    I have wanted to truly cheer for Oregon Pinot for a long time and now I have a reason. This is the best Oregon Pinot I've tried. And I have tried most of the big names, which have left me, more often than not, underwhelmed. The Shea/Shea is a beautifully woven quilt of blueberries, cherries and cranberries that wraps around you and keeps you feeling enamored right through the long, symphonic finish.
    Drink Dates: 2009-2011
    Author: sfvino
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Should have let this sit at least another year - still early for this bot
    Author: Southbound Union
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Soft, dry and elegant with subtle fruits of berry, dark cherry and blackberry. The finish is soft and slightly dry, but not austere. Another year will help this wine to mature to its fullest
    Drink Dates: 2010-2014
    Author: DrinkBeHappy
The Shea Vineyard, established in 1996 by Dick and Deirdre Shea, encompasses over 30 distinct blocks of primarily Pinot Noir with limited planting of Chardonnay. Ninety percent of the fruit is sold to producers in California and Oregon, but a small amount is kept to produce about 2400 total cases under the Shea label. Shea Vineyard is recognized as one of the top sites in America for Pinot Noir, and Shea's own bottling receive consistently high scores. Additionally, their sustainable stewardship of the vineyard has been recognized at the highest level over the last three years.

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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 658 bottles owned
  • 126 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 126 collectors)