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    Shea Block 31 Pinot Noir 2008
    Pinot Noir - Willamette Valley, Oregon

    Ratings

    • PR93
    • RP93
    Price: $49.99
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 93 The Wine Advocate, 93 PinotReport, 92 Wine Spectator

    Region: Willamette Valley, Oregon

    Varietal: Pinot Noir

    Other Info: Boutique Wines

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Item no. 105740

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Our Block 31 release is a blend of 70% Pommard and 30% Wadenswil clone fruit harvested from Block 31 on the West hill of Shea Vineyard. The Pommard fruit offers the concentrated cherry notes and overall structure in the wine while the Wadenswil presents the bright, effusive, plummy fruit and floral tones. This is a beauty, barrel aged in 57% new French oak.

    Critical Acclaim:

    The 2008 Pinot Noir Block 31 is more deeply colored. It sports a brooding bouquet of spicy black fruits, earth notes, Asian spices, black cherry and blueberry. Mouth-coating, dense, rich, and loaded with flavor, it contains enough underlying structure to evolve for a minimum of 4-5 years. There is a strong chance that this powerful yet elegant Pinot will see its 20th birthday in fine form.

    93 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Medium-deep ruby color; deep, tight red cherry and forest floor aromas; deep, bit closed, earthy red cherry flavors with lots of herbal and forest floor notes; some tannin; good structure and balance; long finish. Complex yet closed at this point, this is a Pinot that will truly reward some time in the cellar.

    93 Points
    PinotReport

    Polished, creamy and generous with its ripe plum and currant flavors, integrating seamlessly with hints of crème brûlée and nutmeg on the long, vivid finish. A big wine that dances easily. Drink now through 2018. 294 cases made.

    92 Points
    Wine Spectator
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