Nicolas-Jay, Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon, 2017
(at Domaine Nicolas-Jay, 23 Sep 2019)
Drinking Window: 2020 - 2030
High-toned and damp, this wine displays aromas of wet earth, Earl Grey tea and cocoa nibs, followed by flavours of pomegranate and red plum skin. It's classic Oregon Pinot Noir, and one can see the Méo-Camuzet influence, albeit with a softer generosity. The blend is based around Bishop Creek Vineyard, with smaller portions of other sites including Hyland, Knight’s Gambit and Hopewell.