2019 Nicolas-Jay L’Ensemble Pinot Noir
Nicolas-Jay was formed by long time friends Jean-Nicolas Méo of renowned Burgundy producer Domaine Meo-Camuzet, and music entrepreneur and Oregon Pinot Noir lover Jay Boberg. Over the years they have both become fond of what Oregon has to offer for Pinot Noir devotees, and at Jay's prompting in 2011 they began a journey that would result in them purchasing the organically farmed estate Bishop Creek vineyard.
Aromas of strawberries, spices and flowers follow through to a medium body with a firm and slightly chewy mouth-feel and a delicious finish. Give it time to come together and open. Unfined and unfiltered. Drink after 2025.
A wine with grace and tension, this opens with pretty violet aromas that lead to vibrant, steely raspberry and guava flavors accented by forest floor and spices. Ends with refined, mineral-tinged tannins. Drink now through 2020. 1,329 cases made.
Tim Fish - Wine Spectator