Nicolas Jay Nysa Pinot Noir 2014
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Wine EnthusiastFruit from this high-profile vineyard builds a velvety silky seductive wine that impresses immediately. It captures the ephemeral elegance of the grape, in a young wine with well-managed phenolics. The strawberry-centric fruit is lightly dusted with cinnamon, from 15 months in 50% new French oak.
Wine SpectatorSleek and refreshing, open-textured and appealing, with raspberry and cherry flavors dancing deftly past powdery tannins on the elegant finish. Drink now through 2022. 45 cases made.
Wine AdvocateThe 2014 Nysa Pinot Noir was picked on 18 September from dry-farmed vines that suffer from phylloxera, yet still offered around 2.2-tons per acre. It is raised for 15 months in 50% new French oak, 100% destemmed. It has a well-defined bouquet with dark berry fruit, hints of clove and bay leaf infusing the blackberry and raspberry fruit, undergrowth scents emerging with time. The palate is well balanced with supple tannin, crisp red cherry and redcurrant fruit, a pleasant saline tincture coming through towards the composed finish. I can see this offering wine lovers 8-10 years of drinking pleasure.