Nicolas Jay Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2014

9.130 ratings on Delectable

Ratings on Delectable

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