Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley
Pinot Noir, "Red Vinyl"
Willamette Valley, Oregon
Nicolas-Jay was founded by celebrated Burgundian winemaker Jean-Nicolas Méo of Domaine Méo-Camuzet in Burgundy and renowned music and media entrepreneur Jay Boberg. This winery is dedicated to producing Pinot Noir from various appellations in the Willamette Valley in Oregon, with an eye towards the old-world craft taught to Jean-Nicolas by Henri Jayer.
The flagship wine from Nicolas-Jay is the Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. Fruit is sourced from several of the finest vineyards in the Willamette Valley, ensuring optimal blending potential and representation of the diversity of Pinot Noir in the appellation. The Willamette Valley Pinot Noir opens up with luxurious layers of blackberry and raspberry jam, underscored by rich tannins. Beneath the bright expression of fruit lies sophisticated notes of fresh loamy soil, black tea, dried cherries and the sweetness of fresh herbs.
2014 Nicolas-Jay Pinot Noir: "93 Points: Outstanding; a wine of superior character and style Broad, expressive and light footed, this brims with cherry, plum, licorice and cashew flavors that keep singing on the focused finish. Drink now through 2024.” - Wine Spectator Magazine