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Shea Wine Cellars Homer Pinot noir 2012


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Shea Wine Cellars


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Shea's Homer Pinot noir has been in the critics' best-of-the-vintage lists since it was first produced. It is always the first to sell out and always the wine for which we receive the most requests. Why? Because when you hand-select the best barrels from one of Oregon's most famous vineyards, you're going to end up with something magical and profound. Concentrated and deep, the layers of red, black and blue fruit take hold and persist. Shea's signature violet ribbon weaves through the wines, carrying spices and sweet oak through the finish. Best to let Homer rest for a few years to allow its grandness to fully develop. I just had an 04 Homer that was spectacular. - Marcus

Tanzer 93 points: 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 with excellent finishing focus and persistent spiciness. Give this youthful wine at least another five years of bottle age. - J.R.

Blend of Best barrels. 62% Wadenswil Clone, 25% Dijon 777, and 13% Pommard. The red fruit character of the vintage is here bit it leans into the black fruit spectrum. The nose is big, the wine structured yet chewy on the pallet. Spices and wood compliment the fruit. A very concentrated wine that will unfold over years. Barrel aged in 81% new French oak. - the winery

2009 Vintage Tasting Notes

Saturated dark fruits, powerful and plush, the 09 Homer is a show-stopper. Opening the bottle is like unrolling a mile-long satin carpet through a field of juicy black plums, currants, berries and violets. Broad and ripe, this will undoubtedly be a candidate for wine of the vintage among the critics and as usual, will be sold out long before the reviews are in. Act now. - Marcus

2009 Wine Advocate - 94 points - The 2009 Pinot Noir Homer is a selection of the best barrels in the cellar. Dense, layered, and plush on the palate, it retains a sense of elegance along with plenty of richness as it sits in the glass. Unlike the 2008 Shea offerings which continue to demand cellaring, these are forward, friendly wines to drink while waiting for the 2008s to strut their stuff. - Jay Miller

2008 Vintage Tasting Notes

Wine Advocate 96 points
Parker's Top Rated Oregon Pinot
for the 2008 Vintage

Opulent, luxurious, sensuous. Decadent black fruit, violet essence, and warm spice oozes into your olfactory. The velvety, mesmerizing liqueur of cassis, black cherry and cocoa hangs onto your palate before it delves deeper with a dark, sweet forest note.

The Homer is made from the best barrels in the cellar. It's a balanced blockbuster that, as usual, will be best with at least a couple years of age.

Each year, owner Dick Shea selects the best barrels from his favorite grapes to make "Homer." Only a few dozen barrels of 2008 Homer were made- the most collectible and hardest to get Shea wine.

2007 Vintage Tasting Notes

Parker 94 points! - Parker's hghest rated 2007 Oregon Pinot noir.

It is a candidate for wine of the vintage. - Parker

The 2007 Pinot Noir Homer is a selection of the top 13 barrels in the cellar (out of 205). Dark ruby-colored, it sports a slightly brooding bouquet of sandalwood, incense, damp earth, black cherry, and plum. It is the richest, densest wine in the collection as well as the best balanced. This silky-textured, deep, lengthy effort will evolve for 4-6 years and drink well through 2022. It is a candidate for wine of the vintage.

Dick Shea has 22 clients for the fruit he grows at his large Yamhill-Carlton estate, most of whom vineyard designate the resulting wine. More often than not, it is the best wine in their respective portfolios. - Jay Miller, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The ripest 2007 Pinot noir we've tasted. Fat and rich, with smoky black cherry, blackberry and blueberry flavors gliding on a hefty frame.

The Homer is mouthcoating and voluptuous, and shows beautiful integration and balance for such a massive Pinot. The finish cascades for over a minute, showcasing deep fruit accented by sweet violets and truffles.

Surprisingly expressive, even when first opened, the 07 Homer will also enjoy a long life in your cellar. Critics of the 2007 vintage must not have tasted the Homer - it's a grand slam. -Marcus

The word "voluminous" comes to mind in describing the Shea Homer 07. It's a powerful wine, richly scented with intermingled blackberry, cinnamon, and a tantalizing hint of violets.

The Homer is a tapestry of flavors - blackberry, black currant, black cherry and blueberry. A smidgen of red raspberry, red cherry, rose perfume and sweet spice shows through the massive dark fruit. The tannins are present and perfectly balanced, with an intriguing hint of briar and earth. The tannins don't intrude but contribute a generous structure for aging. Drink now if you have to, but this wine can be cellared for many years. -Jean

The 2007 Pinot Noir Homer is a selection of the top 13 barrels in the cellar (out of 205). Dark ruby-colored, it sports a slightly brooding bouquet of sandalwood, incense, damp earth, black cherry, and plum. It is the richest, densest wine in the collection as well as the best balanced. This silky-textured, deep, lengthy effort will evolve for 4-6 years and drink well through 2022. It is a candidate for wine of the vintage.

Dick Shea has 22 clients for the fruit he grows at his large Yamhill-Carlton estate, most of whom vineyard designate the resulting wine. More often than not, it is the best wine in their respective portfolios. - Jay Miller, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

2006 Vintage Tasting Notes

Shea Wine Cellars' Homer Pinot noir, made from Shea Vineyards fruit, is typical of the intense 2006 Oregon vintage. it's all black fruit, gushing fresh fruit, spice, and a rich, ready to drink finish. Viewing the wine in glass, it is an intense black purple garnet color.

The scents are of cherry cream, cherry liqueur, black cherry, black raspberry, white pepper, sweet violets, hints of vanilla, and soft toast. Flavors are of gushingly sweet black cherry, red pie cherry, Rainier cherry, Queen Ann cherry, and white pepper. The texture of the wine in the mouth is velvety and lush. There's a very complex floral perfume component to the wine's flavor that doesn't show as violets or roses or white flowers but is a combination of many floral fragrances.

The 2006 Shea Wine Cellars Homer Pinot noir is a powerful wine, with uplifting acidity adding an effect of transparency and layering, opening the palate to layers and layers of fruit, exotic perfume, hints of sweet toast, spices, and vanilla in the finish. The tannins are present and perfectly balanced -- they simply don't intrude but contribute a generous structure for aging. Drink now if you have to, but this wine can be cellared through 2015.

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