2017 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
93 POINTS WINE SPECTATOR “A lovely wine, elegantly expressive and complex, with raspberry and rose-petal aromas accented by a hint of cardamom. Builds tension toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2029"
93 POINTS DECANTER “…this wine displays aromas of wet earth, Earl Grey tea and cocoa nibs, followed by flavors of pomegranate and red plum skin. It's classic Oregon Pinot Noir, and one can see the Méo-Camuzet influence…”
93 POINTS VINOUS “Deep, glistening red. Sexy, assertively perfumed aromas of fresh red fruits, potpourri and baking spices, with a hint of cola in the background. Juicy and focused on the palate, Jay's 2017 Pinot Noir offers vibrant raspberry, bitter cherry, blood orange and rose pastille flavors…”
WINEMAKER TASTING NOTES
The 2017 Willamette Valley is a pure and vibrant ruby in the glass, with aromatics of tart cherry and crushed strawberry, alongside hints of dried rose petal and lavender. The cool vintage reveals a wine which is lithe and ethereal on the palate, a bit shy in its youth, but with fine texture and tannin. A very pretty wine, already well-balanced and approachable. Seductive, with an elegant lightness that makes it very drinkable and enjoyable. From 2020 to 2025.
- Harvested: September 27th—October 5th, 2017
- Harvest Brix: 22.8
- Alcohol: 13.5%
- TA: 4.9g/L
- pH: 3.66
- 30% new French oak
- Date bottled: February 1st, 2019
- Winemakers: Jean-Nicolas Méo, Tracy Kendall
- Cases made: 2974