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2016 PINOT NOIR

Block 1 Old Vine Pommard Clone
VINEYARD |
bishop creek
block | 1
clone | pommard
APPELLATION | yamhill-carlton
WINEMAKER | Jean-Nicolas Méo
HARVEST DATE | SEPTEMBER 10, 2016
BOTTLING | DECEMBER 7, 2017
ALCOHOL | 13%
PRODUCTION |  5 cases

 
 

The Wine

Nicolas-Jay is pleased to offer a single-barrel selection from Bishop Creek, our flagship estate vineyard. For this unique bottling, we have selected the best barrel from the original 1988 plantings of own-rooted Pommard. These nearly-30-year-old vines produce an ample yet balanced wine on the palate, with dusty Italian plum and black cherry alongside complex layers of minerality and fresh loamy soil. Surprisingly generous today, this wine will age beautifully in the years to come.

The Winery

Nicolas-Jay is the story of a three-decade friendship between famed Burgundian winemaker Jean-Nicolas Méo and visionary music entrepreneur Jay Boberg, and their shared love of Oregon Pinot noir. It is also the story of their desire to build something lasting together, while creating a distinctive expression of great Willamette Valley Pinot noir. At Nicolas-Jay, this is achieved by applying viticultural and winemaking experience gained from working with the Grands Crus of Burgundy and the finest grapes from Oregon.

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