The Shea Vineyard, owned by Dick and Deirdre Shea, is perhaps the most respected and sought after growing site for Pinot Noir in the Northwest. The quality and elegance of its fruit is famous enough for Shea Vineyard to be considered one of only five American Pinot Noir vineyards worthy of a Grand Cru designation by Wine Enthusiast magazine. Shea Vineyard's Yamhill County location and sedimentary soils give us a new terroir to work with, and a new expression of Broadley style.
Wine Making Notes:
2015 Vintage Tasting Notes:
Color: Transparent core, medium body, rich ruby red.
Nose: Ripe black raspberry aromas mingle effortlessly with an edge of cranberry and floral spice, with subtle earthy/forest floor aroma.
Mouth/Palate Profile: Rich flavors of black cherry and raspberry open mid-palate and are embraced by bold forward and mid-palate acid/tannin profile, with earth, cola, and chalky minerality on the finish. The Broadley Shea selection demonstrates a delightful nose and tightly wrapped core of black fruit and cola. The finish is there, but will be more enticing after a few years in the cellar. 777 and Wädenswil clone. Wild yeast fermentation. Fermented in a 3 ton open top Taransaud wood fermentor 14-21 days. Starting with pump overs in the early stage and then moving to 3 punch downs a day 30% new Francois Freres barrel the balance in neutral 12 months in barrel.