A great example of Willamette Valley Pinot Noir from Oregon in an outstanding vintage. The grapes come from the famous Shea Vineyard in Yamhill county. The result is a Pinot with lovely dark-toned fruit, a pretty nose of rose petals and cherries and a smooth silky texture. And you don't need to know a thing about wine or Pinot Noir to appreciate its beauty. From $33 to $50.
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