NICOLAS JAY Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley ‘Own-Rooted’ 2019

The Own Rooted Pinot Noir from Nicolas Jay showcases several old-vine sites around Willamette Valley, each at least 30 years in age, and still planted on their own rootstock. The third vintage of this wine is aged in 50% new French oak barrels which gives it added structure, depth, and overall spiciness. The nose pops with aromas of wild macerated strawberry, and poultry herbs and reminds me of sitting in the middle of a pine tree forest after an autumn rain. Sweet red fruit, and Christmas spice cake take center stage on the palate, but the finish is herbaceous with tons of minerality and character. Better in 2023. Only 342 cases made. Highly recommended.
95 $90 2023-2033

United States Oregon Willamette Valley

J. Young July, 2022  

Find More: Oregon Report: Vol. VI (2018-2021)

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