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Nicolas-Jay 2018 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley

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SKU: NJay18PNWil Categories: ,
Score: 94WS, 93WE, 92AG
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2018
Alcohol: 13.5%

Tasting Notes
“Fantastic bright red edge with density and color saturation representative of a sound vintage. Fresh orange zest, crushed lavender, freshly picked cherry and Christmas spices swirl gently from the glass. Immediate drive on the pallet, a beam of tart raspberry and clove saturate with granite and wet stones as the acid and grape tannins expand and broaden. This stunning mixture of citrus and density of fruit are indicative of a classic blend that will further reveal itself with rest and time in the cellar.”

94 Points Wine Spectator – “Silky, savory and well-knit, with polished raspberry, spiced cinnamon and orange peel accents that build tension toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2030. 626 cases made.”

93 Wine Enthusiast – “The aromas are completely enchanting, with notes of earth, forest floor, raspberry, mushroom and cherry, showing a lot of nuance. The flavors are full in feel, exquisitely balanced, with lightly chalky feeling tannins and juicy acidity. It’s flat-out gorgeous, hard to resist now but will only get better with some time in the cellar. Best after 2025.”

92 Points Antonio Galloni – “Deep magenta. An expansive bouquet evokes ripe red and blue fruits, mocha, candied flowers and licorice, and a spicy nuance builds in the glass. Sappy cherry and blueberry flavors are underscored by a vein of juicy acidity that adds back-end lift and focus. Supple, even tannins frame the long, spicy finish, which echoes the blue fruit and floral notes. This shows the power of the vintage, but there’s real energy here as well. 20% new French oak.”

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