Hello St Innocent aficionados, from Marcus, here at Avalon Wine --
to let you know about the exceptional St.
Innocent’s 2004 Shea Vineyard Pinot $32.36/$35.95.
Parker gave the 2002 St Innocent Shea 94 points, and this wine, imho, is as good or better.
From the intense scent of fresh crushed fruit upon opening, to the layers and layers of crushed red fruit, blackberry, black cherry, raspberry, etc etc, to the long finish, it's gorgeous. The wine reminds us of the 2004 Shea Wine Cellars Block 23 ($48), which sold out months ago. Yet another collectible 2004 Pinot Noir! We love the 2004 vintage.
Each new vintage of St. Innocent impresses us and we keep saying “OK, this time the prices will go up”. But if they do, it’s a few cents! Mark Vlossak is guilty of making some of Oregon’s great wines at incredibly fair values - and that makes him one of our favorite winemakers.
Several delectable whites from St Innocent are now out as well. Prices are, as you know, really reasonable, and we especially recommend the St Innocent Anden Chardonnay 04 $21.55/$23.95. It has a Puligny-like character- sweet spice and great length. And the St Innocent Freedom Hill Pinot Blanc 04 $14.35/$15.95 is simply delicious, ripe, and smooth, with a hint of creaminess and a clean, crisp finish.
Check out our update on St Innocent and tasting notes on the current releases
And thanks a lot for your business- we appreciate it!
201 SW 2nd Street
Corvallis OR 97333