St. Innocent Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016
|Region||United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley|
Lurid red. Heady, mineral- and spice-accented red and blue fruit, incense and a sexy floral nuance on the seductively perfumed nose. Deeply concentrated yet energetic on the palate, offering intense black raspberry, cherry liqueur, spicecake and candied rose flavors and a building suggestion of Asian spices on the back half. Finishes silky, sweet and extremely long, with resonating floral and spice notes and round, even tannins that lend shape and gentle grip.
A wine with harmony and presence, elegantly structured and expressive, with raspberry, rose petal and spiced tea notes that build tension toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2027. 920 cases made.
Medium ruby-purple, the 2016 Pinot Noir Shea Vineyard offers aromas of cranberry jelly, warm blackberries, red currant, licorice, dried earth and roses. The palate is medium-bodied and perfumed with a sturdy frame and seamless freshness, finishing long. 920 cases produced.