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Points and Press - 2007 Vintage

Wine & Spirits, August 2009
94 Points: 2007 Pinot noir Shea
"From Shea Vineyard, where the vines in sedimentary soil over fractured sandstone produce some of Oregon's finest pinots, this wine is both forward and elegant. Scents of the forest floor and a wisp of smoke surround the black cherry flavors, all held in suspension by fine cherry-skin tannins. It's built for the long haul, and it will reward tea-smoked duck with wild mushrooms if you open it along the way." - Patrick Comiskey

91 Points, Best Buy: 2007 Pinot noir Willamette Valley
"Floral scents mingled with this wine's black raspberry aroma and a fine cedary sheen from the oak. The fruit is more reticent on the palate, the wine still snug in its wood. Cellar time will allow the elements to knit." - Patrick Comiskey

Wine & Spirits, June 2008

90 Points, Among Year's 21 Best Pinot Gris & Grigio from International Field of 201: 2007 Pinot gris Willamette Valley
"This youthful gris leads with a brisk scent of citrus, a mildly herbal top-note of celery leaf and a whiff of smoke. Its crisp flavors suggest Texas grapefruit; the firm texture would support poached salmon." - Patrick Comiskey

The Oregonian, May 20, 2008

Top 20 Sips for Spring and Summer: 2007 Pinot gris Willamette Valley
The color is pale straw, but nothing's pallid about this crisp, bracing, elegant wine that will refresh on the most torrid and torpid summer day. It has just a bit of acidity, with flavors hinting at astringent citrus such as grapefruit. If you've been searching for wine to go with Asian food, here's an austere number to pair with the Thai satays, spicy curries and many chile-laden tropical dishes. - Roger Porter

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