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Shea Vineyard

Raptor Ridge has been sourcing fruit from Dick and Dierdre Shea since the 1996 vintage, making us one of the longest running producers of Shea Pinot Noir in the Willamette Valley. The vineyard is located north of highway 240, between the town of Yamhill and the Chehalem river valley. In the early days,  we sourced own-rooted Pommard and Wadenswil from the original 1989 plantings; these days, after working with several parcels, we've settled on Block 11, providing us 115 and 777 clones of Pinot Noir. Shea is a perennially warm site, giving surprising richness and texture in cool years, and muscle and opulence in warmer ones. Shea's fruit profile is highly typical of the larger Yamhill-Carlton AVA - brambly red and black berry fruit, with a loamy complexity and notes of licorice. 


94 Points- Wine Enthusiast (October, 2018) This concentrated and detailed wine brings black cherry, mocha and cinnamon toast flavors together on the precise palate. Fine-grained tannins provide the scaffolding for a long finish, with a pleasing lick of chocolate.-Paul Gregutt

The renowned Shea Vineyard boasts beautiful red fruits, ripe tannin and a velvety texture in this 2015 Vintage. 


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