Never thought that the term 'good riddance' would ever enter my mind vis a vis wine in my collection, but this was the final bottle of a saga of six where I never saw the same wine twice. I desperately wanted to finally unscrew the top of a wine that showed the qualities of the producer & the vineyard; unfortunately, that quest ended on the oddest bottle yet. Not worth anything to try to dissect it, but we even tried it at various temperature levels over the course of three hours to coax something positive out of it, but to no avail. This will not damper my future outlook on either the producer or the vineyard, though!
I’ve been a fan of Loring Wine Company (Lompoc, California) for years. They’re on my list of Pinot-Producers-Who-Can-Do-No-Wrong. The Shea Vineyard is in the Willamette Valley in Oregon. And Oregon is on my list of Pinot-Regions-That-Can-Do-No-Wrong. I LOVE the Oregon grapes with California style! This wine is so bright and pretty in the glass . . . like drinking liquid rubies. Beautifully balanced, silky texture, cranberry flavors abound.
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