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2017 Bishop Creek Vineyard Pinot Noir

2017 Bishop Creek Vineyard Pinot Noir
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95 Points Vinous “Shimmering ruby-red. Heady, spice- and mineral-accented cherry and blue fruit liqueur aromas take on incense and floral accents with air. Juicy, seamless and concentrated, offering densely packed black raspberry, boysenberry and cherry liqueur flavors…”

96 Points International Wine Report “The stunning 2017 Bishop Creek vineyard, Pinot Noir from Nicolas-Jay is a gem of a wine. Fresh blueberries, red currants, toasted hazelnuts and dried thyme explode from the gorgeous ruby core. The nose is so perfectly poised that I spent 15 minutes enjoying it unfolding in the glass before I could dare take a sip. The mouthfeel is full-bodied and sits in your mouth as if you are walking a tightrope, but staying perfectly balanced throughout. Flavors of ripe marionberries, huckleberries, dried mushroom, and a bit of smoked earth coat your palate to a long, textured finish. This wine is serious - seriously delicious. Only 270 cases made.” TOP 100, Highest scoring Oregon Pinot Noir and #2 highest domestic scoring Pinot Noir (96 Points)


Our Yamhill-Carlton estate produced a ripe wine in 2017 and shows dark fruit profile and aromas typical of the vineyard: black cap blackberry, and even blueberry fruit on the nose. A bit of roasted meat and toasted nut compliment generous fruit on the palate. Wet stone minerality lends complexity to the finish. It continues to develop in the mouth and ends up bright and impressive, with a slightly warm finish. It has great length, and produces a lasting impression on the drinker.


  • Harvested: September 29th and 30th, 2017
  • Harvest Brix: 22.5-23.1
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • TA: 4.9g/L
  • pH: 3.73
  • Cooperage: 50% new French oak
  • Date bottled: February 1st, 2019
  • Cases made: 270
  • Winemakers: Jean-Nicolas Meo and Tracy Kendall