Martin Woods

Jessie James Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.51 ratings
9.51 pro ratings
Eola - Amity Hills, 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
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.5

Reticent but promising nose. Spice, soppy cherries, smoke, smells like volcanic and what do you know it is. Superb earthiness and startling minerality. After 6-8 minutes this nose gets going. Love the nose. Reeks of terroir. Palate has terrific tiny berry fruit intensity. Elegant and superb structure and so refined. Intense and young. This needs mega air but has length, a nice hit of opulence and great freshness. A serious wine. Huge tannins and structure and what sap. I’ll be back as this airs out. 9.3 for now. After air the fruit gets deeper, sappier, more vivid and sweet. 9.4. Now.

UPDATE - this lasted 4 days. Each day it got better. Easily a 9.5 now.

Reticent but promising nose. Spice, soppy cherries, smoke, smells like volcanic and what do you know it is. Superb earthiness and startling minerality. After 6-8 minutes this nose gets going. Love the nose. Reeks of terroir. Palate has terrific tiny berry fruit intensity. Elegant and superb structure and so refined. Intense and young. This needs mega air but has length, a nice hit of opulence and great freshness. A serious wine. Huge tannins and structure and what sap. I’ll be back as this airs out. 9.3 for now. After air the fruit gets deeper, sappier, more vivid and sweet. 9.4. Now.

UPDATE - this lasted 4 days. Each day it got better. Easily a 9.5 now.

May 16th, 2020