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Nicolas-Jay Pinot Noir Willamette 2016

Rating

CWA96

RP

WS94

JS

AG

ST

W&S

JH

Quantity
Price
1 – 5$75.00
6 +$65.00

 
*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

“Classic” 96 Points
“A big rush of juicy cranberry, strawberry preserve, raspberry leaf, lingonberry and hints of dried sage. Silky mouthfeel with an umami component within a caramel, brown sugar sweetness in the middle that lends a distinctly Burgundian feel towards the long, fruit-forward, cherry-rich finish. A true representation of the best of Willamette Valley.” - California Wine Advisors

BACKGROUND
As the owner and winemaker of the Côte d’Or’s famed Domaine Méo-Camuzet, Jean- Nicolas Méo’s path to Oregon’s Willamette Valley first went through the great grands crus of Burgundy, where he spent nearly 30 years making wines from legendary vineyards like Richebourg, Clos de Vougeot, Corton Clos Rognet and Échezeaux. 

In 2012, inspired by a three-decade interest in the quality and potential of Oregon’s Pinot Noirs, Jean-Nicolas partnered with his longtime friend, Jay Boberg, to found Nicolas-Jay in the Willamette Valley. At Nicolas-Jay, Jean-Nicolas applies insights gained from his experience making Pinot Noirs from some of the world’s greatest winegrowing sites to craft exciting and elegant Pinot Noirs that authentically show the terroir of the Willamette Valley, and some of its very finest vineyards. 

Though Jean-Nicolas has deep roots in Burgundy, he has long nurtured an appreciation for Pinot Noirs from other parts of the world—most notably for the wines of Oregon, which he first discovered while attending the International Pinot Noir Celebration in Willamette Valley in 1991. There, Jean-Nicolas met many of the region’s early pioneers, and had an opportunity to explore the remarkable potential of its wines. “I loved the valley’s Burgundy-like charm and mentality, with its dedicated farmers, and small, family-run wineries committed to making wines of great character,” says Jean-Nicolas.
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Gamey

High Residual Sugar

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Smoke

  • Reviews
  • The Winery
  • Wine Region

Kevin Bacons

*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

“Classic” 96 Points
“A big rush of juicy cranberry, strawberry preserve, raspberry leaf, lingonberry and hints of dried sage. Silky mouthfeel with an umami component within a caramel, brown sugar sweetness in the middle that lends a distinctly Burgundian feel towards the long, fruit-forward, cherry-rich finish. A true representation of the best of Willamette Valley.” - California Wine Advisors

BACKGROUND
As the owner and winemaker of the Côte d’Or’s famed Domaine Méo-Camuzet, Jean- Nicolas Méo’s path to Oregon’s Willamette Valley first went through the great grands crus of Burgundy, where he spent nearly 30 years making wines from legendary vineyards like Richebourg, Clos de Vougeot, Corton Clos Rognet and Échezeaux. 

In 2012, inspired by a three-decade interest in the quality and potential of Oregon’s Pinot Noirs, Jean-Nicolas partnered with his longtime friend, Jay Boberg, to found Nicolas-Jay in the Willamette Valley. At Nicolas-Jay, Jean-Nicolas applies insights gained from his experience making Pinot Noirs from some of the world’s greatest winegrowing sites to craft exciting and elegant Pinot Noirs that authentically show the terroir of the Willamette Valley, and some of its very finest vineyards. 

Though Jean-Nicolas has deep roots in Burgundy, he has long nurtured an appreciation for Pinot Noirs from other parts of the world—most notably for the wines of Oregon, which he first discovered while attending the International Pinot Noir Celebration in Willamette Valley in 1991. There, Jean-Nicolas met many of the region’s early pioneers, and had an opportunity to explore the remarkable potential of its wines. “I loved the valley’s Burgundy-like charm and mentality, with its dedicated farmers, and small, family-run wineries committed to making wines of great character,” says Jean-Nicolas.

Winery Nicolas-Jay

Vineyard Designate

AVA

Region Oregon