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Chardonnay, 'Estate', Shea Wine Cellars

Chardonnay, 'Estate', Shea Wine Cellars

Shea vineyard sits on sedimentary soil over fractured sandstone. Vine spacing is 5×7 yielding 1,245 plants per acre. Shea was one of the early vineyards in this area of Yamhill County and on this soil type. Today, the vineyard is surrounded by some of the premiere wineries making Pinot noir in the “New World.”

Aged in 18% New French Oak

372 cases produced

Producer:
Vintage:
2016
Country:
United States
Region:
Oregon
Appellation:
Willamette
Variety:
Chardonnay
Color:
White
Farming Practice:
Practicing Organic

Press & Reviews

Vinous Media

Score:
92
Date:
2020-09-01
Review:
Pale yellow. Ripe citrus and orchard fruits, honey, toasted nuts and a hint of smokiness on the pungent, deeply perfumed nose. Plush pear nectar, candied peach and tangerine flavors take on a suave floral nuance as the wine opens up. In a weighty but surprisingly lively style, showing excellent finishing cling and lingering honeysuckle and brioche flourishes.