Pinot Noir Nysa

2016

Situated at an elevation of 600-700 feet in the Dundee Hills, Nysa Vineyard was planted in 1990 by Michael Mega and is recognized as a source for some of Oregon’s most exciting Pinot Noirs. Nicolas-Jay’s grapes come from a coveted block of own-rooted Pommard clone vines that are some of the site’s original 1990 plantings. These tightly spaced vines grow in Jory volcanic soils with an underlying layer of basalt bedrock that helps allow the vines to be dry farmed. The older vines on this block naturally produce yields of just under 2.0 tons per acre.

91 points
"From own-rooted vines planted in 1990, the 2016 Pinot Noir Nysa Vineyard is pale to medium ruby-purple with an open nose of warm red and black cherries and cranberries with notes of dried red rose petals, peppercorn, sliced meats, potpourri and warm earth. Light to medium-bodied, it gives good concentration of cherries and berries flavors in the mouth with meaty/earthy touches and lots of pretty floral perfume, with a good frame of firm, grainy tannins and juicy acidity, finishing long. 100 cases produced."
Erin Brooks,
Wine Advocate
, August 2018

SKU/Code: 
DB5974-16
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Pinot Noir
Farming Type: 
Organic