Nicolas Jay Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2014

9.139 ratings on Delectable

Ratings on Delectable

Chip Hughes Delectable Pro

Meo-Camuzet’s Oregon collaboration. Dark fruits, sap. Noticeably oaky. Not as high-toned or polished as Drouhin’s Oregon PN, but satisfying and very good. #meocamuzet #oregon #pinotnoir

Meo-Camuzet’s Oregon collaboration. Dark fruits, sap. Noticeably oaky. Not as high-toned or polished as Drouhin’s Oregon PN, but satisfying and very good. #meocamuzet #oregon #pinotnoir

9.2

Daniel P. Drake Delectable Pro

It is Thursday night and spring has just sprung, thunder rolling in the background with a spring rain escorting in warmer weather for the weekend. Tonight I have chosen the 2014 Nicolas & Jay Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley. This wine was the #96 wine on Wine Spectators list of Top 100 for 2016. The wine has a beautiful deep garnet color. The aromas are red fruit driven with notes of cranberry, strawberry, and raspberries that transition into nice clove and cola notes. On the palate I get tart bing cherries, cranberry, plum, raspberry, black tea with herbal notes at mid palate ending with toasty oak and wet forest soil. The wine is a medium bodied wine with rich medium smooth tannins and gives us ample medium + acidity that brings it all together. A nice fresh long finish that can be enjoyed any time with any food. Let's all have a great start to the weekend and be safe doing it. Nostrovia!

It is Thursday night and spring has just sprung, thunder rolling in the background with a spring rain escorting in warmer weather for the weekend. Tonight I have chosen the 2014 Nicolas & Jay Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley. This wine was the #96 wine on Wine Spectators list of Top 100 for 2016. The wine has a beautiful deep garnet color. The aromas are red fruit driven with notes of cranberry, strawberry, and raspberries that transition into nice clove and cola notes. On the palate I get tart bing cherries, cranberry, plum, raspberry, black tea with herbal notes at mid palate ending with toasty oak and wet forest soil. The wine is a medium bodied wine with rich medium smooth tannins and gives us ample medium + acidity that brings it all together. A nice fresh long finish that can be enjoyed any time with any food. Let's all have a great start to the weekend and be safe doing it. Nostrovia!

9.2

Swanky Wine Life Delectable Pro

Nose: dark and concentrated with dusty rose and cherry. Hot on the nose but not too much on the palate. Underripe black berry, dusty rose, no detectable oak, dark fruits. Very well balanced. .

Nose: dark and concentrated with dusty rose and cherry. Hot on the nose but not too much on the palate. Underripe black berry, dusty rose, no detectable oak, dark fruits. Very well balanced. .

8.8

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

On the nose, dark fruits and beautiful red flowers. The is broad and fresh. Dark cherries, black plum, minerality has smooth edges, rich moist earth and a long round elegant finish. One to cellar for further reward. Barrel tasted the single vineyard 15's that will go into bottle in December. All three a special and should be in anyone's collection or Oregon Pinot's.

On the nose, dark fruits and beautiful red flowers. The is broad and fresh. Dark cherries, black plum, minerality has smooth edges, rich moist earth and a long round elegant finish. One to cellar for further reward. Barrel tasted the single vineyard 15's that will go into bottle in December. All three a special and should be in anyone's collection or Oregon Pinot's.

9.3

Matt Duncan Delectable Pro

Quite tannic with blue fruit hidden underneath toasted oak, peppercorn and asphalt.

Quite tannic with blue fruit hidden underneath toasted oak, peppercorn and asphalt.

8.6

Adam Dromi Delectable Pro

Great first release. Very curious to see what else they do

Great first release. Very curious to see what else they do

9.4

Chris Wanner Delectable Pro

Juicy 2014 richness in fruit, solid structure.

Juicy 2014 richness in fruit, solid structure.

9.2

Doug Sayed

2014 vintage. Darker fruit profile with fine drying tannins and an excellent finish. Very good for a WV blend, but so-so QPR. Good now with a good decant, but probably better in a year or two.

2014 vintage. Darker fruit profile with fine drying tannins and an excellent finish. Very good for a WV blend, but so-so QPR. Good now with a good decant, but probably better in a year or two.

9.1

Anthony Lombardi

Luxurious Pinot Noir & a terrific dinner soundtrack.

Luxurious Pinot Noir & a terrific dinner soundtrack.

9.4

Severn Goodwin

Needing my Méo-Camuzet fix tonight and none of the '14 French bottles will be ready for years/decades, so off to OR must I go! Cherry/raspberry jam on a a well sanded oak plank (so you don't get splinters on your tounge of course!), peripheral strawberry notes starting to appear along with plum and damp earth. Always amazed at how dark this wine is, inky for a Pinot.

Needing my Méo-Camuzet fix tonight and none of the '14 French bottles will be ready for years/decades, so off to OR must I go! Cherry/raspberry jam on a a well sanded oak plank (so you don't get splinters on your tounge of course!), peripheral strawberry notes starting to appear along with plum and damp earth. Always amazed at how dark this wine is, inky for a Pinot.

9.2