The Nicolas Jay winery sprang from the friendship between Jean-Nicolas Méo, a Burgundian winemaker and Jay Boberg, an American music producer.
Located in the heart of the North Willamette Valley in Oregon, the estate tends to a terroir composed mainly of old vines. Moreover, relationships with partner winegrowers, who farm their vineyards organically and biodynamically, ensure the supply of high-quality grapes.
Nicolas Jay's 2016 Pinot Noir is a Willamette Valley wine made from a rigorous selection of vineyards in the northwestern part of the Oregon wine region.
Pinot Noir (100%).
The nose blends fruity (black cherry, plum) and floral (violet) fragrances with notes of dried grass and bay leaf.
A lively attack, sustained by a beautiful acidity, precedes a slightly saline palate that exudes intense aromas of red fruits and aromatic herbs.
This Oregon red wine can be cellared until around 2031.
The 2016 Pinot Noir is pale to medium ruby-purple in color with a nose of warm red and black cherries and cranberry plus touches of crushed blueberries, cinnamon stick, charcuterie and underbrush. Light to medium-bodied, it has good concentration of warm red and black fruits in the mouth with earthy and spicy layers, soft, grainy tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing long. 3,000 cases produced.