Evesham Wood

Cuvée J Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir

9.155 ratings
9.123 pro ratings
Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Jordan Wardlaw

2016 is a brilliant wine with intensity, brightness, depth and finesse. High-toned, floral and spice-accented wild red fruit character surging throughout. Very firm acidity and impressive tannin structure for aging. I love the balance and energy of this vintage and can’t wait to see it in another few years.

2016 is a brilliant wine with intensity, brightness, depth and finesse. High-toned, floral and spice-accented wild red fruit character surging throughout. Very firm acidity and impressive tannin structure for aging. I love the balance and energy of this vintage and can’t wait to see it in another few years.

Jul 21st, 2019
Conrad Green

A beautiful nose of soft red fruits, some spice, soulful plummy stuff. Very burgundinian but the plushness of US Pinot. On the palate this has great poise. Light but intense this has lovely fresh fruit and some gnarly wild herbs with underlying acidity and good length. Apparently the ‘j’ refers to Jayer cuttings being the source of the Pinot. If so, that would go some way toward explaining why this is so aromatic and balanced. Excellent

A beautiful nose of soft red fruits, some spice, soulful plummy stuff. Very burgundinian but the plushness of US Pinot. On the palate this has great poise. Light but intense this has lovely fresh fruit and some gnarly wild herbs with underlying acidity and good length. Apparently the ‘j’ refers to Jayer cuttings being the source of the Pinot. If so, that would go some way toward explaining why this is so aromatic and balanced. Excellent

Jul 6th, 2019
Weijie Shi (Jay)

Poised red cherry and raspberry. Hint of green. Charming floral notes. Very elegant style. This needs to go back to cellar and revisit in at least 5 years.

Poised red cherry and raspberry. Hint of green. Charming floral notes. Very elegant style. This needs to go back to cellar and revisit in at least 5 years.

Jan 15th, 2018
Tom Elliot

Founder Northwest Wines

9.5

Drinking great. Comparable style and quality to a top 10 year old Premier Cru. Cuvée J always needs the most bottle age amongst the Evesham collection. Drink the other bottlings if you want to enjoy it young.

Drinking great. Comparable style and quality to a top 10 year old Premier Cru. Cuvée J always needs the most bottle age amongst the Evesham collection. Drink the other bottlings if you want to enjoy it young.

Dec 2nd, 2017
Victor Charcan

Wonderful red fruit, candy, strawberries, remarkable acidity and length

Wonderful red fruit, candy, strawberries, remarkable acidity and length

Sep 10th, 2017
Keith Levenberg

The 2012 "Cuvee J." I got this the same time as the non-J version of the Puits Sec, 2013 vintage, and I must admit I preferred the latter. The fruit on this one is more up-front New World in style and while it does mellow out a bit with some airtime, it's also more monolithic without either the elegance or detail of the lesser bottling, from the lesser vintage...

The 2012 "Cuvee J." I got this the same time as the non-J version of the Puits Sec, 2013 vintage, and I must admit I preferred the latter. The fruit on this one is more up-front New World in style and while it does mellow out a bit with some airtime, it's also more monolithic without either the elegance or detail of the lesser bottling, from the lesser vintage...

2 people found it helpfulDec 22nd, 2015
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.4

Pretty, bright, savory, aromatic. Spice. Very nice. Harmony. Mistook for a nice Burgundy, blind. Sassafras.

Pretty, bright, savory, aromatic. Spice. Very nice. Harmony. Mistook for a nice Burgundy, blind. Sassafras.

1 person found it helpfulNov 18th, 2015
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

8.8

Not as interesting as I had hoped, but still approachable and tasty. This wine has some of that Dr. Pepper cola flavor going on, with subtle vanilla and spice.

Not as interesting as I had hoped, but still approachable and tasty. This wine has some of that Dr. Pepper cola flavor going on, with subtle vanilla and spice.

Aug 4th, 2015
Doug Burress

Sales K&L Wines

9.3

Fruit forward and fresh. A big right turn from the 2011, but still delightful with herb chicken and garlic green beans.

Fruit forward and fresh. A big right turn from the 2011, but still delightful with herb chicken and garlic green beans.

May 10th, 2015
Robert McFarlane

2007

Jan 12th, 2015