2006 Auteur Shea Vineyard Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.7% alc., 313 cases, $75. Grapes were harvested from the special Back Block which is allocated only to Auteur and Shea Wine Cellars. Yields were 1.75 tons per acre. 100% W├Ądenswil clone.11% whole cluster. Native yeast fermentation. Aged in 55% new French cooperage. · Darkly colored and darkly flavored, this beauty is awesome. Aromas of rich dark stone fruit and berries, brioche, dark chocolate and tobacco smoke are echoed on the palate. Luscious and juicy, the tannins are fine and silky and the mouth feel is all satin. A WOW! wine that demands attention. Hard to believe something this good could come from a grape. Reviewed January 28, 2009

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