Elizabeth Chambers Cellar

Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir

8.922 ratings
8.93 pro ratings
Yamhill-Carlton, Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Aaron Means

High toned fruit, perfect tension. Still drinks particularly young. Crunchy red cherries, cranberry, forest herb, and florals. Nice drink for mid afternoon.

High toned fruit, perfect tension. Still drinks particularly young. Crunchy red cherries, cranberry, forest herb, and florals. Nice drink for mid afternoon.

Oct 2nd, 2017
Andrew Stover

Sommelier/Wine Director Oya & Sei, Wine Blogger ChiefWino, Founder Vino50

9.0

2011 Liz Chambers 'Shea' #PinotNoir #Oregonwine #sommelier #sommlife. In a year shunned by many, great winemakers made great wine. This Shea is really strutting right now. Notes of violet, pomegranate, tart cherry intermingle with a romp through a fall forest with a whiff of vanilla spice hanging in the air. Soft and elegant; very long finish.

2011 Liz Chambers 'Shea' #PinotNoir #Oregonwine #sommelier #sommlife. In a year shunned by many, great winemakers made great wine. This Shea is really strutting right now. Notes of violet, pomegranate, tart cherry intermingle with a romp through a fall forest with a whiff of vanilla spice hanging in the air. Soft and elegant; very long finish.

Mar 1st, 2016
Tim Marman

Nearly transparent. A lovely, typical example of Oregon Pinot that's especially enjoyable at the $20 price from Garagiste.

Nearly transparent. A lovely, typical example of Oregon Pinot that's especially enjoyable at the $20 price from Garagiste.

May 14th, 2015
Marc Stein

Wasn't sure about this one when I opened it. Begets a conversation about reduction and what is a flaw and what is an attractive component of a wine. And, who is the gate keeper that makes that friggin decision? Some would call this flawed. It's pretty; spicy, nutty, fruity and complex. It changes in the glass.The barrel sticks out a bit, but it won't in a few years. This is a really pretty wine.

Wasn't sure about this one when I opened it. Begets a conversation about reduction and what is a flaw and what is an attractive component of a wine. And, who is the gate keeper that makes that friggin decision? Some would call this flawed. It's pretty; spicy, nutty, fruity and complex. It changes in the glass.The barrel sticks out a bit, but it won't in a few years. This is a really pretty wine.

Apr 8th, 2016
Andrew Willingham

This was a bit disappointing. Lacking the brightness you really want, this wine was bogged down by dark, heavier, almost “off” notes like cellar, wet wood. Lacking complexity, watery, etc.

This was a bit disappointing. Lacking the brightness you really want, this wine was bogged down by dark, heavier, almost “off” notes like cellar, wet wood. Lacking complexity, watery, etc.

Oct 6th, 2017
Howard Wu

Port-like color, sinewy nose, spiced palate

Port-like color, sinewy nose, spiced palate

Mar 21st, 2017
Andrew Garrison

The archetypal '11 Willamette from probably its most distinct vineyard. The funky barnyard nose has mellowed nicely into prominent savory notes with some ripe dark berries and spice, smooth but assertive tanin.

The archetypal '11 Willamette from probably its most distinct vineyard. The funky barnyard nose has mellowed nicely into prominent savory notes with some ripe dark berries and spice, smooth but assertive tanin.

Feb 16th, 2016
Gregory Fulchiero

One of the best domestic pinot I have had in ages - despite being at a pinot tasting 6 weeks ago this wine stands out - no bubblegum notes here - stems and dried strawberries with an earthy undertone

One of the best domestic pinot I have had in ages - despite being at a pinot tasting 6 weeks ago this wine stands out - no bubblegum notes here - stems and dried strawberries with an earthy undertone

Dec 16th, 2015
Deborah Maddock

Delicious.

Delicious.

May 12th, 2015
Craig pyle

Consistently good. Formerly Panther Creek.... Michael Stevens remains the wine maker so to no surprise, turning out some amazing pinot noir. Shea has been my favorite for some time now. Freedom Hill and Temperance are quite nice too

Consistently good. Formerly Panther Creek.... Michael Stevens remains the wine maker so to no surprise, turning out some amazing pinot noir. Shea has been my favorite for some time now. Freedom Hill and Temperance are quite nice too

Mar 2nd, 2015