You are invited to sit down with us to sample through several barrels of our 2016 vintage Pinot noir. The wines you will be tasting will be offered as Futures at a 30% discount purchased by the case only. We are also open for our regular walk in tasting flight at the bar.
- Retail price: $588
- Futures price: $410
Each seating will consist of 14 people. Reservations can be made below. $15 tasting fee. Complimentary for Wine Club Members, or if you purchase Futures.
Seating times: 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm
- 2016 Pinot Noir Block 9-Pommard
- 2016 Pinot Noir Block 10
- 2016 Pinot Noir Block 10-Whole Cluster
Accolades from past Single Block Series wine
- Years Best US Pinot Noir: Wine & Spirits
- Portland Monthly Oregon’s 50 Best Wines: vintage 2012, 2013
- 94 points Wine & Spirits
- 93 points Wine & Spirits, Vinous, Pinot File
- 92 points Vinous, Pinot File
- 91 points Wine Enthusiast, Pinot File
Added Bonus Event: August 19, 2017 will be an invite only event for anyone who purchased Futures. You will be treated to a special tasting of past Single Block Single Clone wines in the vineyard, while learning a bit more about the soil and vineyard practices with winemaker Russell Gladhart.
“Oregon has never had three consecutive vintages like this,” said Dick Shea of Shea Vineyards. “There were bigger berries in 2014, and they really ripened up. This encouraged the blue component in the color and flavor. The grapes were smaller in 2015 and there was more heat at harvest, which made for more black fruit flavors. The 2016s also had small berries, and we thought it would be identical to 2015. In the fermentations, the wines showed more aromatic lift and less tannins. They’re more elegant.” -Wine Harvest Report 2016, Harvey Steinman, Wine Spectator, October 2016.