Nicolas Jay

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

9.224 ratings
9.14 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
Ron R
9.4

This has taken a very sharp turn in the right direction. At the same time, it changed gears and picked up speed out of the turn. Spectacular now. Very Burgundian in its presentation. Lithe, well balanced with just a dollop of sweetness. Very impressed with this, as opposed to my last bottle which was a crime scene.

This has taken a very sharp turn in the right direction. At the same time, it changed gears and picked up speed out of the turn. Spectacular now. Very Burgundian in its presentation. Lithe, well balanced with just a dollop of sweetness. Very impressed with this, as opposed to my last bottle which was a crime scene.

Mar 26th, 2022
Ron R
8.9

Initially interesting, but declined rapidly, and further declined on day two. Nothing to write home about, and I purchased half a case. Meo Camuzet is my fave Burgundy producer. I’m mortified.

Initially interesting, but declined rapidly, and further declined on day two. Nothing to write home about, and I purchased half a case. Meo Camuzet is my fave Burgundy producer. I’m mortified.

Oct 31st, 2020
Weijie Shi (Jay)

A bit simple on the palate. Easy drinking

A bit simple on the palate. Easy drinking

Jan 29th, 2020
Stuart Pollack

Elegant Oregon Pinot Noir, with a little too much tannin in the finish, although it improved once open 1 hour. Very Burgundian in flavor. Good berry nose.

Elegant Oregon Pinot Noir, with a little too much tannin in the finish, although it improved once open 1 hour. Very Burgundian in flavor. Good berry nose.

Jul 6th, 2020
Daniel Leonard

This is a very nice Pinot! Red fruit and cherry stones on the nose with a peppery finish. It’s young and could use some more time in the bottle. I’m excited to see this open up in the years ahead

This is a very nice Pinot! Red fruit and cherry stones on the nose with a peppery finish. It’s young and could use some more time in the bottle. I’m excited to see this open up in the years ahead

Apr 5th, 2020
Anthony Lombardi

Been sick for a week, not all the way better, but today is Valentine’s Day and we’re having wine with dinner. Aromatics are alluring with high toned red fruit & a black tea note. The palate shows beautifully ripe red fruit leading to darker spicier notes and a textural tannic grip. Lots to unpack over the years with this as these 16’s will only get better with time. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Been sick for a week, not all the way better, but today is Valentine’s Day and we’re having wine with dinner. Aromatics are alluring with high toned red fruit & a black tea note. The palate shows beautifully ripe red fruit leading to darker spicier notes and a textural tannic grip. Lots to unpack over the years with this as these 16’s will only get better with time. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Feb 15th, 2020
Kevin

Medium dark, dark color. A subtle aroma of orange zest and poupouri, Indian spice, dried mango, cranberry and tobacco smoke. Still shy but opening up on 2nd glass. Immediate crushed pomegranate and snappy boysenberry, medium finish, good tension with lingering cloves and small chalky notes-super elegant rounded edges. 2022-2026. Good future ahead

Medium dark, dark color. A subtle aroma of orange zest and poupouri, Indian spice, dried mango, cranberry and tobacco smoke. Still shy but opening up on 2nd glass. Immediate crushed pomegranate and snappy boysenberry, medium finish, good tension with lingering cloves and small chalky notes-super elegant rounded edges. 2022-2026. Good future ahead

Jan 30th, 2020
Eric

Cherries and booty. Better nose than palate.

Cherries and booty. Better nose than palate.

Dec 21st, 2019
Joshua House

Wham! Talk about a slap around the chops. Tastes fully Bourgogne in nature, but then you read the label. Huge kudos to Oregon for this pure dank

Wham! Talk about a slap around the chops. Tastes fully Bourgogne in nature, but then you read the label. Huge kudos to Oregon for this pure dank

Nov 6th, 2019
Doug Sayed

Rustic red and blue fruits with a good supporting structure and a nice finish. Solid AVA-level blend, but not the best QPR at $65.

Rustic red and blue fruits with a good supporting structure and a nice finish. Solid AVA-level blend, but not the best QPR at $65.

Aug 31st, 2019