Pinot Noir Bishop Creek
Nestled in the hills of the Yamhill-Carlton appellation lies Nicolas-Jay’s Bishop Creek Vineyard. Of the 13.5 acres under vine, 11 acres are planted to Pinot Noir. The majority of the vines at Bishop Creek were planted in 1988 and 1990, and are own-rooted. Adding to the site’s diversity, the elevations range from 270 to 600 feet, with predominantly North-South plantings. All farming is organic since Domaine Nicolas-Jay acquired the site in 2014. At optimal ripeness, the fruit is hand-picked and gently placed in two layers in small, 1/8th-ton cherry bins, ensuring the clusters arrive at the winery intact for hand-sorting. The wine ferments naturally and spends 15 months in 50% new French oak; bottled unfined and unfiltered.