Shea Wine Cellars

Shea Vineyard is owned by Dick Shea. It is a 200 acre vineyard in Yamhill County of the Willamette Valley in Oregon. Shea sells grapes to some of Oregon's best wineries, and the vineyard has a reputation for producing some of the best pinot noirs in the world, from such winemakers as Ken Wright and Mike Etzel of Beaux Freres.

Wine Enthusiast October 2002 says: "Like Pisoni, Oregon grower Dick Shea has also started to bottle his own wine after his fruit gained notoriety. Shea planted the original 100-acre vineyard in 1988 and 1989 on its own roots, but has been systematically replanting with grafted vines over the past few years in response to phylloxera. And despite the hype over Dijon clones, Shea is sticking largely with Wäidenswil. "I like what it does in the Willakenzie soils that we have," he says.

Dick Shea grew grapes for more than ten years on a 200-acre estate in Yamhill County, supplying some of the best winemakers with fruit, including Ken Wright Cellars, Beaux Freres, Patricia Green Cellars, Westrey Wine Company, Panther Creek Cellars, Raptor Ridge and St. Innocent. About 140 acres produce grapes, although 50 acres are young vines.

In 1996, Shea decided to start his own winery, and more than a decade later, Drew Voit is now making the wine to much acclaim. Voit was consulting with Domaine Serene before working at Shea. Now he has multiple clones (Pommard, Dijon and Wäidenswil) and multiple vineyard sites to work with. Dick Shea's vineyard is really two separated vineyards, and they have most clones planted. They use different blocks to blend into their main wine, the Estate Pinot, and then they have single block wines as well.

Voit's hard work, experience and skill all but guarantee many great vintages to come from Shea.

Farming Practice:Practicing Organic

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Shea Wine Cellars 'Homer' Pinot Noir 2015
97  James Suckling 
James Suckling 97 "Darker fruits of blackberry essence, underbrush, lots of dark chocolate and mocha-scented oak show on the nose. The palate is dense and chewy but supported by fresh acidity and grainy tannins up to the long, fruit-forward finish. The alcohol is not low but it is well integrated
Item Number: 31806
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Shea Wine Cellars 'Estate' Pinot Noir 2014
92  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 92 "This fragrant, thoroughly delicious blend is the most widely available offering from this esteemed grower/producer. Floral highlights, ripe cherry fruit, and lightly herbal, slightly stiff tannins are in balance, and show the muscle and structure of a big wine still in its
Item Number: 28734
Case: $359.40

Shea Wine Cellars 'Homer' Pinot Noir 2014
95  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 95 "Homer is the winery's top level reserve cuvée. Aromatic and complete in every detail, it opens with cinnamon and violet scents, plum and cherry fruit soaked in mocha chocolate and the density and complexity that only the finest Pinot Noirs attain. Drink with pleasure now through

Shea Wine Cellars Chardonnay 2015
Aromas of ripe peach, nectarine and melon, and a hint of walnut define the nose. Stone fruits continue on the palate. Bright acidity creates a crispness that’s perfect for food pairing or sipping on its own.  THE WINE Shea vineyard sits on sedimentary soil over fractured sandstone. Vine spacing

Shea Wine Cellars Chardonnay 2014
95  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 95 Editors Choice "As fabulous as ever, this brilliant compendium of nutty-toasty-buttery scents and flavors is never tiring. It's vivid, fruit-loaded and bracing. Well-ripened citrus and stone fruits come into focus, along with streaks of vanilla and lemongrass."  Tasting Notes:

Shea Wine Cellars 'Estate' Pinot Noir 2013
91  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 91 "The 200-acre Shea vineyard provides fruit to many of Oregon's best winemakers. Here is the estate's own brand, offering up a fragrant, appealing blend from various blocks. Floral highlights, dusty spices, a whiff of cocoa and a streak of nut butter all come into focus around

Shea Wine Cellars Chardonnay 2013
95  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 95 Top 100 #10 for 2016  Cellar Selection "Here is an utterly irresistible wine—spicy, sensuous and layered with beautifully ripened citrus, tree and tropical fruits. A whiff of pine needle continues as a flavor thread, along with vanilla, buttered nuts, lemongrass and macaroon.

Shea Wine Cellars 'Homer' Pinot Noir 2013
Vinous Media 93 "(53 percent new oak) Deep, bright-hued red. A sexy, expansive bouquet evokes fresh red and blue fruits, potpourri and sandalwood, and mocha and Asian spice nuances emerge slowly. Juicy and precise, offering palate-staining black raspberry, spicecake and cola flavors that are lifted

Shea Wine Cellars 'Homer' Pinot Noir 2012
95  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 95 "Homer is the estate reserve, wood-tank fermented and blended from the winemaker’s best barrels. Aromatic and toasty, it takes many hours to open fully, revealing a dense core of ripe cherry fruit wrapped in a mélange of tasty, toasty barrel flavors. Along with the gorgeous fruit

Shea Wine Cellars 'Estate' Pinot Noir 2012
91  Vinous Media 
International Wine Review 92 "The 'Estate' Pinot Noir utilizes clones Wädenswil, Pommard, Dijon 114, Dijon 115, and Dijon 777 from the Shea vineyard. This fantastic Pinot Noir begins with complex elements of black truffle, forest floor, raspberry and spicebox all taking shape in the glass.

Shea Wine Cellars 'Block 23' Pinot Noir 2011
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "The 187 cases of all-Pommard Shea Cellars 2011 Pinot Noir Shea Vineyard Block 23 received 75% new wood but the ginger and sassafras, sandalwood and orange rind inflections strike me as part and parcel of the fruit, whose bright, juicy dark berry complexion reflects the

Shea Wine Cellars 'Estate' Pinot Noir 2011
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "Its 4,600 cases representing a cross-section of the entire property and its multiple clones and selections, the 2011 Pinot Noir Shea Vineyard weighs in at just 13% alcohol, which I suspect plays a role in toning down or at least improving the “fit” of the flavors that were

Shea Wine Cellars 'Block 31' Pinot Noir 2010
93  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 93  "(made from a blend of Wadensil and Pommard clones): Bright ruby-red. Black raspberry, cherry-cola, star anise and violet on the perfumed nose. Pliant, sappy dark fruit flavors are lifted by juicy acidity and gain spiciness with air. Shows very good energy and focus on the

Shea Wine Cellars 'Homer Cuve' Pinot Noir 2010
94  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 94 "Vivid red. A heady bouquet evokes candied raspberry, boysenberry, Asian spices and potpourri, with subtle vanilla and cola notes building with air. Sappy, penetrating and pure, with red and dark berry flavors gaining weight and spiciness in the glass. Powerful but lithe pinot

Shea Wine Cellars 'Estate' Pinot Noir 2010
91  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 91 "Bright ruby-red. Lively, spice-accented aromas of red berries, cherry, rose and cola. Sappy and precise, offering vibrant raspberry and bitter cherry flavors and a hint of allspice. Finishes with firm grip and sharply focused cherry and Asian spice qualities. This wine's

Shea Wine Cellars 'Estate' Pinot Noir 2009
94  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 94 "Supple, rich and complex, layering its dark berry, black cherry, pink grapefruit and exotic spice flavors on a velvety frame, the finish lingering effortlessly. Drink now through 2019. From Oregon.H.S."  Robert Parker 91 "The 2009 Pinot Noir Estate contains some of each of

Shea Wine Cellars 'Estate' Pinot Noir 2008
93  Wine Spectator 
 Wine Spectator 93 "Pure and generous, explosive on the nose, rose petal and strawberry notes mingling with cherry and chocolate on the long and vivid finish.   A beautifully balanced wine that shows the full complexity of Shea Vineyard. Aromas of ripe red cherry, black raspberry, hibiscus tea and

Shea Wine Cellars 'East Hill' Pinot Noir 2006
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91"Supple, refined and generous with its cherry, black plum and exotic spice flavors, all riding on a beautifully focused beam that points right through the long finish. Drink now through 2014. 370 cases made."

Shea Wine Cellars 'Block 23' Pinot Noir 2004
"This release is a new wine for us. As the name implies all the fruit came from Block 33 of Shea Vineyard. It is an amazingly intense wine that displays bright floral aromas, flavors of cherry jam and an elegant tannin structure." ~ Winery notes

Shea Wine Cellars 'Wadenswil' Pinot Noir 2006
92  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 92 "The 2006 Pinot Noir Wadenswil Clone offers an alluring perfume of smoke, clove, cinnamon, and black cherry. Layered on the palate, it has gobs of spicy, succulent fruit, excellent grip and concentration, and a lengthy finish. It , too, will evolve for several years.  The Shea

Shea Wine Cellars 'Estate' Pinot Noir 2007
91  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 91 "The 2007 Pinot Noir Estate, a blend of 17 parcels and all of the clones grown on the property. Dark ruby-colored, it offers up a fragrant perfume of smoke, incense, earth notes, black cherry, and black raspberry. On the palate it is already exhibiting complexity with its amalgam