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.
2016 Nicolas-Jay Pinot Noir: "94 Points: Precise, deeply structured yet graceful, with expressive black cherry, river stone and black tea accents that build richness toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2024.” - Tim Fish, Wine Spectator Magazine, October 17, 2018