EP 739 Dick Shea of Shea Wine Cellars Visits Wine Library TV

Gary Vaynerchuk interviews Dick Shea, a grower and winemaker from Shea Vineyard, a top source of fruit in Oregon.

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Wines tasted in this episode:

  • 2006 Shea Wine Cellars Chardonnay
  • 2007 Shea Wine Cellars Pinot Noir Estate
  • 2007 Shea Wine Cellars Pinot Noir Homer Cuvée
  • Links mentioned in todays episode.


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    luca bercelli

    88/100

    I found the guest a bit boring – i’m sure his wines are probably great but this one put me to sleep

    Tags: chardonnay, Pinot Noir, red, review, Video, white, wine

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    • ulu ulu ulu ulu

      Gary – When I’m on an episodes page, often I want to go to the following or preceding episode. I really think there should be a ‘next episode’ and ‘previous episode’ button on every episode’s page. I h8 going into the archives each time I want to find a neighboring show.

    • BigBoy

      Gary – if you don’t rate in front of the wine marker that’s understandable. However a rating later would be appropriate or at least having Chris capture the notes.

    • BigBoy

      Gary – if you don’t rate in front of the wine marker that’s understandable. However a rating later would be appropriate or at least having Chris capture the notes.

    • John__J

      Gary, congrats on the JETS TROUNCING the patriots after something like 8 or 9 years. I can’t figure out why the pats didn’t just come out wearing little sun dresses on the field. Sure you felt like I’d feel if I had a ’61 Petrus. Curious to see you talking about it on the next episode.
      And Gary, how about tackling an episode on vin jaune’s? Or for something more laid back, how about doing a blitz on tasting different charbono’s?
      Don’t think I’ve seen you do either of those before.

    • John J.

      Gary, congrats on the JETS TROUNCING the patriots after something like 8 or 9 years. I can’t figure out why the pats didn’t just come out wearing little sun dresses on the field. Sure you felt like I’d feel if I had a ’61 Petrus. Curious to see you talking about it on the next episode.
      And Gary, how about tackling an episode on vin jaune’s? Or for something more laid back, how about doing a blitz on tasting different charbono’s?
      Don’t think I’ve seen you do either of those before.

    • Holladown

      ole Dick is an interesting character.

      Sounds like some good juice there.

      QOTD: sure you did fine.

    • Holladown

      ole Dick is an interesting character.

      Sounds like some good juice there.

      QOTD: sure you did fine.

    • http://willowva.com/ Nick Stengel

      We tasted 20 wines sourced from Dick Shea’s vineyard in the 2006 vintage and every single one showed really well. Fantastic grower and great site

    • http://willowva.com Nick Stengel

      We tasted 20 wines sourced from Dick Shea’s vineyard in the 2006 vintage and every single one showed really well. Fantastic grower and great site

    • Cool Dave

      Hey Gary! I’m a wine newbie who loves the show.
      Wish it was cost effective for you to ship wine to Alabama.
      Your guest didn’t seem to be forthcoming about what he tasted in the wine. It made me wonder what was up with him.
      I have been trying a different wine every weekend and my goal in life is to try a chateauneuf-du-Pape to see what all the fuss is about.

    • Cool Dave

      Hey Gary! I’m a wine newbie who loves the show.
      Wish it was cost effective for you to ship wine to Alabama.
      Your guest didn’t seem to be forthcoming about what he tasted in the wine. It made me wonder what was up with him.
      I have been trying a different wine every weekend and my goal in life is to try a chateauneuf-du-Pape to see what all the fuss is about.

    • Ptex

      I’ll keep my eyes open for these wines, they sound intriguing. Yes, Dick did a good job. OR Pinot is the best!

    • Ptex

      I’ll keep my eyes open for these wines, they sound intriguing. Yes, Dick did a good job. OR Pinot is the best!

    • Seattle Zin Guy

      I’ve been fortunate enough to taste Shea pinots from a number of different wineries…Bergstrom, Penner-Ash, Tori Mor, St Innocent, Ken Wright, Panther Creek, Beaux Freres, and of course Shea Wine Cellars. I did a Willamette Valley pinot tour in 2008 and was blown away by the 2006 St Innocent Shea Pinot. I did another Willamette Valley pinot tour this year and I feel like I should note that 2007 was a pretty tough year for the Willamette Valley growing season so if you’re not overly impressed with the 2007 Willamette Valley Pinots, give the 2008s a shot next year, you won’t be disappointed. A number of the wine growers I talked to about the 2007 season said it was probably the most challenging vintage they’ve had in the last decade and that it rained through most of the harvest. It showed in the Pinots, I didn’t buy nearly as much this year as last year. However, the 2008 growing season was near perfect and the 2008 futures I tasted this year were phenomenal! The 2008 Penner-Ash Shea Pinot future I tasted was amazing and the Shea Wine Cellars 2008 Homer was one of the most stunning pinots I’ve ever tasted, massive! K, just wanted to pass that along. Yeah, Dick Shea isn’t the most exciting guy, but with the most sought after grapes in Willamette Valley, I guess he doesn’t really have to be…

    • Seattle Zin Guy

      I’ve been fortunate enough to taste Shea pinots from a number of different wineries…Bergstrom, Penner-Ash, Tori Mor, St Innocent, Ken Wright, Panther Creek, Beaux Freres, and of course Shea Wine Cellars. I did a Willamette Valley pinot tour in 2008 and was blown away by the 2006 St Innocent Shea Pinot. I did another Willamette Valley pinot tour this year and I feel like I should note that 2007 was a pretty tough year for the Willamette Valley growing season so if you’re not overly impressed with the 2007 Willamette Valley Pinots, give the 2008s a shot next year, you won’t be disappointed. A number of the wine growers I talked to about the 2007 season said it was probably the most challenging vintage they’ve had in the last decade and that it rained through most of the harvest. It showed in the Pinots, I didn’t buy nearly as much this year as last year. However, the 2008 growing season was near perfect and the 2008 futures I tasted this year were phenomenal! The 2008 Penner-Ash Shea Pinot future I tasted was amazing and the Shea Wine Cellars 2008 Homer was one of the most stunning pinots I’ve ever tasted, massive! K, just wanted to pass that along. Yeah, Dick Shea isn’t the most exciting guy, but with the most sought after grapes in Willamette Valley, I guess he doesn’t really have to be…

    • AMM3RD

      I think you are doing a great job, thinking about the Homer, but it does seem a little steep. Fun show, add this to the list a rock star guests at WLTV…AMM

    • AMM3RD

      I think you are doing a great job, thinking about the Homer, but it does seem a little steep. Fun show, add this to the list a rock star guests at WLTV…AMM

    • A dumb Rhine king

      QOTD: You did an awesome job. What a way to finish!

    • A dumb Rhine king

      QOTD: You did an awesome job. What a way to finish!

    • http://www.panthercreekcellars.com/ PantherCreekCellars

      Wonderful episode!!

      So good to see some neighbors (and wonderful people) get some great attention and press. Happy Harvest ’09!

    • http://www.panthercreekcellars.com PantherCreekCellars

      Wonderful episode!!

      So good to see some neighbors (and wonderful people) get some great attention and press. Happy Harvest ’09!

    • http://www.eatinghk.blogspot.com/ Andrew D

      Thanks Guys

      Sounds like some great wine.

      QOTD: You did awesome!

      Cheers
      Andrew

    • http://www.eatinghk.blogspot.com Andrew D

      Thanks Guys

      Sounds like some great wine.

      QOTD: You did awesome!

      Cheers
      Andrew

    • AnthonyfromSocal

      Gary,

      I love it when you have the people on who have had the balls to live thier dream and go out and make a difference. he is a farmer first and foremost but he is running around NY/NJ trying to mix it up with the big boys. I am sure he feels out of his element but you brought him along and I thought it was an interesting show. I have been up the the Dunde Hills/Will. area about 4-5 years ago looking for my dream vacation house overlooking a vineyard….bottom line is it was still the sticks then and i couldn’t pull the trigger. Maybe I will have to get out there again.

      thanks for the episode.

    • AnthonyfromSocal

      Gary,

      I love it when you have the people on who have had the balls to live thier dream and go out and make a difference. he is a farmer first and foremost but he is running around NY/NJ trying to mix it up with the big boys. I am sure he feels out of his element but you brought him along and I thought it was an interesting show. I have been up the the Dunde Hills/Will. area about 4-5 years ago looking for my dream vacation house overlooking a vineyard….bottom line is it was still the sticks then and i couldn’t pull the trigger. Maybe I will have to get out there again.

      thanks for the episode.

    • Mike D

      You guest is such a Dick :)

    • Mike D

      You guest is such a Dick :)

    • Anonymous

      Shea makes some very good Pinots and those than use their grapes do also, like Ken Wright. Good guest..always helps to start out with some $ (ex -Wall St) when you start a vineyard..QOTD-yep http://www.winelx.com

    • luca bercelli

      88/100

      I found the guest a bit boring – i’m sure his wines are probably great but this one put me to sleep

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