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ANCIEN Pinot Noir  "Shea Vineyard"  Willamette Valley 2016

Retail Price: $65

Value Rating: 2.8

Wine Factor: 2
Date Posted: December 1, 2018
Cases Produced: 203

Scores & Value Ratings Explained

DDWA Score: 91

Good Value


I really like the combination of ripe cherry fruit, silky texture and rosy/earthy spice aroma of the Ancien Pinot Noir Shea. I’m not sure what sensation I like more, the ripe red berry/cherry flavor or the red rose/violet floral aroma. Good thing I get both. Polished by French oak, part new, giving the wine the slightest whiff of cinnamon toast and vanilla bean. Smooth and generous in flavor start to finish. I loved drinking this wine. Enjoy now through 2025 (probably longer). 203 cases made.

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Based in Napa, Pinot Noir-specialist Ancien acquires prime Pinot grapes from near (Carneros) and far (Willamette, Santa Rita Hills) to make distinctive and delicious Pinot Noirs in small amouunts. Having Ancien in your wine collection is a no-brainer if you love California Pinot Noir.

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