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Entering the wine industry 18 years ago as a harvest intern, Shane Finley has literally started at the bottom and worked his way to the top. After spending several seasons as an intern in California, Australia, and the Northern Rhône, Shane became Cellar Master at Copain Custom Crush. While there he had the opportunity to work closely with many notable winemakers including  Dumol, Carlisle, Pisoni Estate and Copain. He later took positions as Assistant Winemaker for Paul Hobbs Winery and then Associate  and Assistant Winemaker at Kosta Browne Wines.

Today Shane continues to work with Dan Kosta and Emeril Lagasse (headwinmaker at their Alden Alli winery) as well as being owner and winemaker of his own Shane Wine Cellars.

Shane 2016 Pinot Noir “Soixante et Onze” Sonoma Coast
GGWC 49.99
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The 2016 Shane “Soixante et Onze” Pinot Noir is an old school Sonoma Coast offering from vines planted in 1971 (thus … Soixante et Onze… in French) It masterfully combines subtlety and verve.  The bright aromatics meld with firm tannins and tangy acidity to create a Pinot Noir unlike any I have produced. This wine is made from forty-seven year old, dry-farmed vines planted in sandy loam soil. The robust Martini heritage selection of Pinot Noir creates an old world fashioned yet new world expressive wine.

Winemaker Notes: Exhibiting an inviting ruby color, the 2016 Soixante et Onze is a focused and dynamic Pinot Noir.  Its delicate aromatics emit subtle cranberry, rose petal, and black tea accents.  The firm mid-palate exhibits fine tannins (from the thirty-three percent whole cluster stem inclusion) and is highlighted by pomegranate, fennel, and light strawberry tones.  Vibrant acidity elevates the supple finish with elements of Bing cherry, graphite, and blackberry.

CALL 415-337-4083 or email frank@goldengatewinecellars.com to order!