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Shea Vineyard

Shea Vineyard

Raptor Ridge celebrates 9 vintages of quality fruit from Shea Vineyard with the 2004 bottling. Located about 5 miles east of Yamhill, Oregon, this vineyard was planted in 1988 by Dick Shea, a financier from Connecticut. Dick chose to plant both Pinot noir Pommard and Wadenswil clones, as well as a small quantity of Clone 108 Chardonnay. He concluded planting in 1989, with about 80 acres of Pinot noir, Chardonnay, and a small quantity of Pinot gris. Raptor Ridge sources its Shea Vineyard designate Pinot from Block 11, which is planted to Dijon Clone 115 on 4409 Rootstock. Shea's well-drained Willakenzie soil type and the meticulous care of the vines by Dick's vineyard manager, Javier Marin, yield spectacular fruit that is sought after by many winemakers. For more information on the vineyard and how it is planted, visit the Shea website.

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