Often described as one of Oregon’s original grand cru properties, Shea Vineyard is rooted in the distinctive marine sedimentary soils of the Yamhill-Carlton appellation. Here, fruit takes on added complexity, setting the table for Pinot Noir with plentiful length, structure, and intrigue. Rustic by nature, this wine shows dusty, leathery aromatics backed by meaty, savory overtones. Red licorice and cherry tiptoe across a taut but expansive flavor arc, elongated still by notes of baking chocolate and soft, cacao-like tannins. Aged for 11 months in French oak, the 2017 Shea presents a lasting finish, offering an elegant fadeout from a memorable wine.