Nicolas Jay

Own-Rooted Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

9.44 ratings
9.41 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
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Ned Gray Creed

This is a new wine by the Nicolas-Jay duo. A selective pick of Own-Rooted vines from three vineyards-Hyland, Nysa, and Bishop Creek. They isolated the pick, vinification, and barrel time. Some of the vines go back to 1972. I thought three things after tasting this wine... ”That’s some pure textured fruit in the glass”, “Man...I wonder how many cases are they going to keep for the house library”, and “Yeah, these guys know what they are doing”.

This is a new wine by the Nicolas-Jay duo. A selective pick of Own-Rooted vines from three vineyards-Hyland, Nysa, and Bishop Creek. They isolated the pick, vinification, and barrel time. Some of the vines go back to 1972. I thought three things after tasting this wine... ”That’s some pure textured fruit in the glass”, “Man...I wonder how many cases are they going to keep for the house library”, and “Yeah, these guys know what they are doing”.

1 person found it helpfulOct 19th, 2019
Alexandre Pagliano

This is seriously good stuff. Own rooted pinots from Nicolas-Jay. Vines are 30 years old. Floral and Spicy, ethereal, dense but elegant, with velvety tannins. Excellent now and no rush, drink or hold. Enthusiastically recommended !

This is seriously good stuff. Own rooted pinots from Nicolas-Jay. Vines are 30 years old. Floral and Spicy, ethereal, dense but elegant, with velvety tannins. Excellent now and no rush, drink or hold. Enthusiastically recommended !

Oct 10th, 2020
Kevin

Medium color, smoky, peppermint, cranberry aroma, small sweet notes aromatically. Round, soft edged wine on entry, acids build with tannins tightening in mid pallet then carry and carry, no sharpness, brisk but balanced for so young-needs some time but could be something special

Medium color, smoky, peppermint, cranberry aroma, small sweet notes aromatically. Round, soft edged wine on entry, acids build with tannins tightening in mid pallet then carry and carry, no sharpness, brisk but balanced for so young-needs some time but could be something special

Feb 13th, 2020
Jeffrey Bragman

President at WINEPSYCH

9.4

Jeffrey had this 3 months ago

Jeffrey had this 3 months ago

Jul 27th, 2020