VIN93 Sexy, assertively perfumed aromas of fresh red fruits, potpourri and baking spices, with a hint of cola. Juicy and focused on the palate, Nicolas-Jay’s 2017 Pinot Noir offers vibrant raspberry, bitter cherry, blood orange and rose pastille flavors and a late jolt of spicy white pepper. Made in a fresh, exuberant style, with silky tannins sneaking in slowly to add shape and grip to the impressively long, spice-accented finish.
DEC93 High-toned and damp, this wine displays aromas of wet earth, Earl Grey tea and cocoa nibs, followed by flavours of pomegranate and red plum skin. It’s classic Oregon Pinot Noir, and one can see the Méo-Camuzet influence, albeit with a softer generosity. The blend is based around Bishop Creek Vineyard, with smaller portions of other sites including Hyland, Knight’s Gambit and Hopewell. (Decanter Magazine)
JS92 Very attractive, ripe red and dark cherries, framed in ground espresso, leading to a rich, red-cherry and plum palate that has abundant flesh and spicy, cherry-pip tang to close.
Named for Jean-Nicolas Méo (left) and Jay Boberg (right) – founders and friends – the 2017 Nicolas-Jay takes the mission of the winery to a higher level and brings further Burgundy-styled refinement to an already elegant and layered Pinot Noir. In this vintage, you can truly see Jean-Nicolas’ signature style of power-without-weight (the very symbol of his Domaine Méo-Camuzet wines) and Associate Winemaker Tracy Kendall’s deep knowledge and familiarity with the vineyards in the way that it celebrates its terroir