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Vis produktside for: St. Innocent Pinot Noir, Shea Vineyard, Special Selection 2009 0,75
St. Innocent Pinot Noir, Shea Vineyard, Special Selection 2009 0,75



DKK 599,00
Robert Parker 94+/100
Distrikt:
Oregon
Land:
USA
Årgang:
2009
Type:
St. Innocent; Red

 

Robert Parker 94+/100
The 2009 Pinot Noir Shea Vineyard Special Selection displays a similar personality but with more density, richness, and concentration. It has enough ripe tannin to evolve for several years and will provide pleasure through 2024.

As usual, owner/winemaker Mark Vlossak has turned out a first-class collection of new releases.

Production Notes

Shea Vineyard is located in the Yamhill foothills, 35 miles southwest of Portland, Oregon. The Pinot noir was planted in 1990 on a hillside of shallow Willakenzie soil in the SW corner of the vineyard. It has a southeast exposure at an elevation of 350' to 500'.

The grapes were fermented in a Burgundy oak fermenter after two days of cold maceration. The wine aged in French oak barrels for 16 months before bottling. The Special Selection was selected from the four best barrels.

This unique cuvée represents the most rigorous selection of grapes and wines in each vintage. 49 cases were produced and this wine is available for sale only as a future.
This Pinot noir complements sweet meat entrees - lamb chops, filet, grilled salmon. When served young, this wine is best decanted or allowed to breathe for several hours. It is drinkable at release and will benefit from aging up to 12 years.

Tasting Notes

The 2009 Shea Special Selection has vibrant aromas of berries, rose, dried flowers and spice notes. Its bright fruit flavors have the same mix of red and black fruits. The spice and floral components serve to add dimension to the sweetness of the fruit. Its very broad texture flows over your tongue and palate exposing the nuances of its diverse flavors. Its substantial tannins are ripe, underscoring the intensity achieved in the northern Willamette Valley AVA's.

Given the balance, complexity and structure of the '09 Shea Special Selection, it can be enjoyed in its youth, but will gain focus with 8-12 years of bottle age. The optimal window for enjoyment is between 2016 and 2020. 49 cases.

Mark Vlossak, winemaker
Vis produktside for: St. Innocent Seven Springs Vineyard Special Selection 2005 0,75
St. Innocent Seven Springs Vineyard Special Selection 2005 0,75



DKK 599,00
Distrikt:
Oregon
Land:
USA
Årgang:
2005
Type:
St. Innocent; Red
 
Production Notes

Seven Springs Vineyard, overlooking the fertile Willamette Valley from its position in the hills west of Salem, produced the Pinot noir grapes for this wine. The grapes were grown on a steep southeast slope, protected from the maritime winds by a fold in the hills. The vineyard blocks were planted in 1988 and 1992.

The grapes were fermented in two Burgundy oak fermenters after two days of cold maceration. The wine aged French oak barrels for 19 months before bottling. The Cuve de chene, special selection was selected from the four best barrels out of a total of 47.

This unique cuvée represents the most rigorous selection of grapes and wines in each vintage. Only 96 cases are produced and this wine is available only as a future.

Crop Level 2.3 tons/ acre
Harvest 10/12/2005
Bottled May 2007

Tasting Notes

In 2005, the Pinot noir from Seven Springs Vineyard was so exceptional that I decided to make only one 'special selection' and filled both wood fermenters with Seven Springs Pinot noir fruit. This future offering is selected from the four best barrels out of 47 produced. This wine reflects the best grapes picked in 2005, the best fermentation, and the best four barrels from that lot.

Futures are being offered beginning Thanksgiving weekend 2006. A maximum of 96 cases are available for sale. Sold in six bottle lots, the finished wine will be available for pick-up (or shipped) in September 2007.

Mark Vlossak, winemaker

98 cases
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