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2015 Nysa Pinot Noir

2015 Nysa Pinot Noir
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93 POINTS - Highly perfumed and focused on the nose...Appealingly sweet raspberry, cherry and spicecake flavors show an adroit blend of richness and delicacy and a floral nuance that gains strength with aeration. The red fruit and spice notes resonate on a very long, seamless finish that's given shape by gentle, well-knit tannins. For a ripe year, this Pinot shows tons of finesse.

-Vinous / Josh Raynolds


The 2015 Nysa starts very fragrant, elegant and enticing, with concentrated red fruit, strawberry and candied cherry. Although initially a bit condensed and shy, showing a lithe yet vibrant side, the wine has a density that continues to build on the finish. The solid cherry core is highlighted with spice notes that zip nicely through the palate, balancing out its more charming and seductive qualities. Nysa shows serious presence and definition on an elegant frame.

Situated at an elevation of 600 to 700 feet in the Dundee Hills, Nysa Vineyard was planted in 1990 by Michael Mega, and is recognized as the source for some of Oregon’s most exciting pinot noirs. Nicolas-Jay’s grapes come from a coveted block of own-rooted Pommard clone vines that are some of the site’s original 1990 Plantings. These tightly spaced vines grow in Jory volcanic soils with an underlying layer of basalt bedrock that helps allow the vines to be dry farmed. The older vines on this block naturally produce yields of just under 2.0 tons per acre.

  • Harvested: September 4, 2015
  • Harvest Brix: 21.8
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • TA: 5.7g/L
  • pH: 3.55
  • Cooperage:
  • 50% new French oak
  • 50% neutral oak
  • Date bottled: December 2016
  • Cases made: 85
  • Date released: September 2017
  • Winemakers: Jean-Nicolas Méo and Tracy Kendall