The 2010 Pinot Noir Shea Vineyard initially conveys a surprisingly Cote-Rotie-like impression of bacon and violets mingled with fresh ripe cherry. Texturally polished and infectiously juicy, this projects a Pinot-typical palate personality, and finishes with subtle smokiness and sappy, ripe, but in no way superficially sweet fruit.
International Wine Cellar(2005 Vintage) Rating: 88(+?) - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 132, May/June 2007 ($50) Dark red with a bright rim. Pungent floral and underbrush notes accent deep raspberry and candied cherry on the nose. Structured and youthfully wound-up, with concentrated cherry and dark berry flavors and an exotic hint of floral pastille. Fresh and sappy on the finish. Give this a few years to unwind.