94pts Wine Enthusiast
Production is up and quality as high as ever in this year’s Shea bottling. Tremendous concentration and balance characterize this stellar wine. It deftly combines raspberry fruit with orange peel and Dr Pepper flavors. The acidity is up and the tannins are smooth, with a fine-tuned minerality. Editors’ Choice
93pts James Suckling
The 2017 Bergstrom Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir is gorgeous light cranberry color. It has effusive aromas of gingerbread, Chinese five spice, curry, and garam masala with cedar and sandalwood-like incense. Its distinct herbal and floral bouquet helps make this wine one of the more aromatically complex wines of the 2017 lineup, even at its early phase. This Pinot Noir is also intensely perfumed in the mouth and has great energy, fruit sweetness, and juicy acidity with fine, elegant ripe tannins that coat the palate. Structured but succulent and fruit forward, this is a very good vintage.