2015 Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir
Shea Vineyard sits in the heart of the Yamhill-Carlton AVA and is farmed by our friends Dick & Deirdre Shea. This is arguably the most famous vineyard for Oregon Pinot Noir because of the many well-known wineries that make a Single Vineyard Shea wine, including our sister brand Elk Cove Vineyards and neighbors Ken Wright, Bergstrom, Penner-Ash and others. It's worth checking out the Shea Vineyard website to learn more about this unique vineyard. Wines from Shea vineyard are earthy with a black cherry kick.
The 2015 Vintage
2015 was another warm year for Oregon's Willamette Valley. The growing season started early with fine weather during bloom leading to larger than average fruit set. In spite of generous thinning, sunny summertime weather meant plentiful crops that were ready early. To avoid overripe fruit, harvest was compressed into a busy three-week period. Thankfully, cool nighttime temperatures ensured that we did not lose the classic freshness that is the hallmark of great Willamette Valley wine.