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Shea Wine Cellars Block 23 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, USA

Wine Notes

Although the producer labels the wine as a generic Willamette Valley wine, it is, in fact grown within the sub-appellation of Yamhill-Carlton District AVA.

Average Price $53 (USD)
(Approx, ex-tax, all vintages)

Price History for Shea Wine Cellars Block 23 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, USA
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Grape Variety: Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is the red wine grape of Burgundy, now adopted (and feverishly studied) in wine regions all over the world. The variety's elusive charm has carried it to all manner of vineyards, from western Germany and northern Italy to Chile, South Africa, Australia and, perhaps most notably, California, Oregon and New Zealand. It is the patriarch of the ‘Pinot’ family of grape varieties – so called because their bunches are similar in shape to a pine cone (pinot in French). Other members of this family include Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Meunier, Aligote and Pinot Noir's white-wine counterpart, ... more

Region Hierarchy
  • Yamhill-Carlton District wine region

    Yamhill-Carlton District is an AVA (American Viticultural Area) in the northern Willamette Valley, 35 miles (55km) south of Portland. Pinot Noir is the area's star grape variety, producing soft red wines that display savory, earthy flavors, dark fruits and hints of dark chocolate. Small quantities of Pinot Gris and Chardonnay are also produced.

    The district lies in a horseshoe-shaped bank of hills in the north-western corner of the Willamette Valley, nestled against the eastern slopes of the Oregon Coast Range. The Chehalem Mountains lie directly to the east an ... more

  • Oregon wine region

    Oregon – in the Pacific Northwest of the USA – is one of the world's youngest and most promising wine regions. The state first earned a place on the international wine map in the late 1960s and has secured its position steadily ever since. Although production volumes have remained relatively low-key, the reputation of Oregon wines has not. In the early 21st Century, Oregon is regarded as a world- ... more

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