Nicolas Jay

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

9.221 ratings
9.25 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
Christine Havens

Comprised of grapes sourced from seven vineyards throughout the Willamette Valley, 35% of which is from the winery's own Bishop Creek Vineyard in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA—the 2015 Nicolas Jay Pinot Noir strikes a balance between power and elegance. More red fruited than black, the nose is perfumed with rose hips, underbrush, damp soil, and crushed stone. Texturally, I love what the acid does in this wine, as it builds and crescendos, fanning out towards a finish of nuanced white pepper and mineral splendor. 13.0% ABV | Sample

Comprised of grapes sourced from seven vineyards throughout the Willamette Valley, 35% of which is from the winery's own Bishop Creek Vineyard in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA—the 2015 Nicolas Jay Pinot Noir strikes a balance between power and elegance. More red fruited than black, the nose is perfumed with rose hips, underbrush, damp soil, and crushed stone. Texturally, I love what the acid does in this wine, as it builds and crescendos, fanning out towards a finish of nuanced white pepper and mineral splendor. 13.0% ABV | Sample

Jul 31st, 2017
Beth Novak Milliken

Enjoying with Jonah and Sara Beer at Boulevard Restaurant in SN Francisco!

Enjoying with Jonah and Sara Beer at Boulevard Restaurant in SN Francisco!

1 person found it helpfulFeb 10th, 2018
RustyR

Raspberry jam earthy undertones vanilla oak comes through heavy tannins over power fruit too much wood on palate

Raspberry jam earthy undertones vanilla oak comes through heavy tannins over power fruit too much wood on palate

Apr 17th, 2019
Kleopatra Bright

Intense sour cherry
Faintly animal, saddle
Tastes better on palate
More herbal
Pine
Cedar
Less fruit
Grapey
Tannins are soft
Acidity is med plus.long finish

Intense sour cherry
Faintly animal, saddle
Tastes better on palate
More herbal
Pine
Cedar
Less fruit
Grapey
Tannins are soft
Acidity is med plus.long finish

Sep 16th, 2018
Gilbert Van Hassel

13 pct alcohol, great. Super tight.

13 pct alcohol, great. Super tight.

Mar 26th, 2018
Brian Andrews

Great Pinot from Williamette. Goes great with Turkey

Great Pinot from Williamette. Goes great with Turkey

Nov 24th, 2017
Brad Page

Wow. Blown away again. This Pinot rocks! A cuvée as well. Elegant, balanced, great use of oak. Awesome finish. Giddy up! Love it!!!

Wow. Blown away again. This Pinot rocks! A cuvée as well. Elegant, balanced, great use of oak. Awesome finish. Giddy up! Love it!!!

Aug 29th, 2017
Ned Gray Creed

One of my favorites. It is a "buy every year" wine because you will want to know what they are doing with each vintage.

One of my favorites. It is a "buy every year" wine because you will want to know what they are doing with each vintage.

Jun 17th, 2017
DLynn Proctor

Penfolds Ambassador

9.4

DLynn had this 8 months ago

DLynn had this 8 months ago

Aug 10th, 2018
Yianni Stoner

Yianni had this a year ago

Yianni had this a year ago

May 24th, 2018