Bergström Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017
|Region||United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley|
Impressive for the presence and polish, with layered black cherry, fresh violet and dusky spice flavors that build richness and structure toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2025. 1,600 cases made.
Production is up and quality as high as ever in this year's Shea bottling. Tremendous concentration and balance characterize this stellar wine. It deftly combines raspberry fruit with orange peel and Dr Pepper flavors. The acidity is up and the tannins are smooth, with a fine-tuned minerality.
Medium ruby, the 2017 Pinot Noir Shea Vineyard is scented of blackberry preserves, smoked cranberries, burnt citrus peel, potpourri, scorched earth and tar hints with licorice notes. The medium-bodied palate is intense, layered and grainy with seamless freshness and a long, nuanced finish. Give this another year in bottle.