Pinot Noir Bishop Creek

United States

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. Bishop Creek produces low-yields of small, thick-skinned berries contributing to this distinctly textured and age-worthy Pinot Noir. The wine ferments naturally and spends 16 months in 50% new French oak; bottled unfined and unfiltered.

96 points
"A medium red hue, the 2021 Pinot Noir Bishop Creek grabs your attention right away with layered aromas of gravelly earth and kirsch, as well as potent notes of crushed pine needles and fresh lavender. Long on the palate, it’s packed with structure and is medium to full-bodied, with mouthwatering mineral accents of saline, a balanced seam of acidity, and ripe tannins. It expands across the palate and retains good focus. Drink 2025-2040."
Audrey Frick,
Jeb Dunnuck
September 2023

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Pinot Noir
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