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2006 Auteur - Pinot Noir Shea Vineyard

UNITED STATES / OREGON /
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      Pinot Noir
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    SKU: 165683-2006
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    • Self | Rating: 100

      Author: uritr
    • Self | Rating: 99

      Author: WineJunkie
    • Self | Rating: 93

      Drink Dates: 2009-2014
      Author: bkkchriss4
    • Self | Rating: 92

      Blueberry, caramel, smoke hit the spot with a hint of mocha.
      Author: Mr. A
    • Self | Rating: 94

      Deep color with sweetness you can smell in the glass. Long finish, heavier on the palate than most Oregon pinots. Still a bit tight and closed. Tasted better by the end of the night (but that could be for other reasons!). I'd give this another year and try it again.
      Drink Dates: 2009-2015
      Author: Steve Bachmann
    • Self | Rating: 86

      Dominated by prune/raisin notes, heavy. A bit disappointing based on VF 100 pt. review and price. Will save other bottle and hope it gets better.
      Author: LiWi
    • Self | Rating: 100

      Nothing quite like throwing down the frigging gauntlet right out of the gate. This was one of the last wines added to the tasting, and because of what it is ended up being in the last flight. Another thing is that I found this and the 2006 Sonoma Stage in a box under a table in my spare bedroom, so much for the notion of handling with careƒ?Ý Again the tasting protocol is intended to alternatively loosen the wines up and ultimately drive them into the asphalt. This is another example of why this wine remains an icon. Breathtakingƒ?Ý Aromas: deep, smooth cherry, violets and medjool date Palate: chocolate, figs, pulverized, brown sugar-kissed cherry entry with a deep core of spiced red and black fruits. Impression: after 48 hours of air, it is all there. Harmoniously dense, rich and smooth
      Author: dougwilder
    • Self | Rating: 85

      Opened the first of three bottles after resting for about a year. I am not on board with this yet, so the rest will settle in for a few years of quiet slumber. Competent but at this point in evolution it is underwhelming considering the pre-market anticipation and high price. I've had so many satisfying Oregon Pinot Noirs I simply expect them all to be |on| every time they are tried. Tight, taut, linear, not particularly distinctive. Waited, then even decanted to roust it, without success. Well made, but closed. I hope. Will hope for better next time.
      Author: Miguel L
    • Self | Rating: 94

      Ripe, sweet fruit with a long and smooth finish, but a little heavy on the alcohol. A lot like a zin without the dark and peppery tones.
      Author: ebgreenb
    • Self | Rating: 95

      This is in a fantastic place!!
      Author: MJM
    Auteur concentrates on just two varietals, but produces them stunningly: Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from California and Oregon. Winemaker and owner Kenneth Juhasz and his wife and partner Laura believe that their success stems from selecting vineyards situated in cool climates as well as focusing on the masculine and feminine personalities of these two varietals. Auteur sources fruit from Willamette Valley, Sonoma Coast, Los Carneros, and Mendocino Ridge. Auteur is the only producer to share the famed Shea Vineyard "Back Block," with the grower, Shea Wine Cellars. Some outstanding Auteur vintages include the groundbreaking 2004 Donum Vineyard Chardonnay from Carneros - the first release from California vines - and the 2005 Shea Pinot Noir, Vinfolio's Wine of the Year 2006.

    Auteur (French for "author" or "composer") explains that the deep orange color of their label represents their "adventurous spirit combined with the organic nature of winemaking."

    See other similar producers:Shea Wine Cellars,Raptor Ridge,McKinlay Vineyards

    Oregon has seen a huge boom in wine production in recent decades, as has the entire Pacific Northwest region. Once known for small wineries nestled amongst farmland, the Oregon wine industry has been the recipient of a huge capital influx, which has opened up new vine-growing territory and built numerous large-production brands. Although best known for Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley, which sits at the same latitude as Burgundy, the state continues to build a reputation for Rhône and white varieties as well. 

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 1495 bottles owned
    • 232 collectors
    • Average collector rating: 94
      (Out of 232 collectors)