Pinot Noir
2014

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Sonría Rosé of Pinot Noir

Vineyard Description
Located within the Yamhill-Carlton District viticulture area, a sub appellation of the greater Willamette Valley AVA, the 140-acre Shea Vineyard sits between 400 and 600 feet above sea-level. Well protected and less likely to suffer from valley frosts and the cold, high-elevation temperatures unsuitable for effective ripening, Shea supplies grapes to nearly 20 world-class Oregon and California wineries. The fruit for Sonria is sourced from Shea Vineyard block 28 planted to the Wadenswil clone and block 16 planted to the Pommard clone. Each block sits at 600 and 400 feet above-sea-level, respectively.

Winemaker Notes
Explosive aromatics of red raspberry, strawberry and kiwi carry though to the palate and layer with tangerine rind and the slightest hint of exotic spices so signature to the Shea vineyard. Barrel aging adds a surprisingly round, rich mouth feel to this refreshing, fresh and precise rose.

  • Wine Facts

    Wine Facts

    Vineyard: Shea Vineyard
    Appellation: Willamette Valley
    Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
    Harvest dates: September 24 & September 30, 2014
    Brix: 23.1
    Harvest pH: 3.55
    Bottling date: August 12, 2015
    Alcohol: 13.5%
    Bottling pH: 3.4
    Cases produced: 60
    Aging: 10 months
    (50% twice-used, thin stave barrels, 50% stainless steel)
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