Domaine Nicolas-Jay 2016 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $65

By on September 21, 2019
nicolas jay pinot noir nv bottle - Domaine Nicolas-Jay 2016 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $65

The flaghip wine for this Burgundy house in Oregon by Jean-Nicolas Méo from Domaine Méo-Camuzet with Seattle native Tracy Kendall, who counts Jacques Tardy of Torii Mor in the Willamette Valley among her early mentors. There’s an early whiff of Burgundy that leads to a wealth of Marionberry, black cherry and herbs. Inside, it’s a bright, pleasurable and fruit-filled blend of Rainier and Montmorency cherries, trailing out with a lick of Craisin. Meo and co-owner Jay Boberg continue to reap the rewards of Bishop Creek, their estate vineyard in the Yamhill-Carlton, and Kendall worked with sites in three other appellations to increased production by 25% from the 2015 vintage, making this easier to track down.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 3,000 cases

Alcohol: 13.5%

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