94pts 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.
93pts Wilfred Wong
The 2018 Nicolas-Jay Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is bright and authentic. This wine excels with aromas and flavors of bright red fruits, dried spices, earth, and wood. Enjoy it with Cantonese roast duck and jasmine rice.
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 is indicative of a classic blend that will further reveal itself with rest and time in the cellar.