Magnum 93 Points

2017 WALT Blue Jay Pinot Noir 1.5L

$100.00
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SKU
17WPN1BJ
Critic Review
93
Points
Wine Enthusiast, Jim Gordon
"Wonderful and complex fruit and oak flavors mingle on a broad warm texture in this full-bodied, flavor-packed and well-balanced wine. Good depth and an attractive layering of black cherry, raspberry and grilled plum make it special."
92 Points | Owen Bargreen
"This Anderson Valley Pinot Noir opens with ripe strawberry, guava and shades of blood orange set on the nose. The palate is plush and decadent with ripe red fruits with shades of peat moss and guava purée dominating."
93
Points

Deep purple garnet color, this wine has overflowing aromas of dried hibiscus flower and smoked paprika with hints of forest floor and mint. The palate is dense and rich, packed with flavors of sassafrass, wild blueberry compote, and baking spice. This wine is a full and intense expression of Pinot Noir, perfectly balanced with toasted oak and vibrant acidity on the lengthy finish.

  • Paprika
  • Sassafras
  • Blueberry Compote
  • Toasted Oak

Our 2017 Blue Jay is sourced on steep hillsides. The aspect and light gravelly soils in these very rugged sites combine to create optimal ripening conditions. The resulting wines consistently present fruit of great depth and character.

More Information
Bottle Size1.5 mL
Varietal Composition100% Pinot Noir
Barrel Aging10 Months in 40% New French Oak
AppellationAnderson Valley
VineyardThe Corners Vineyard
Vintage NotesThe 2017 growing season began with significant rainfall, replenishing soils and reservoirs. A summer of gradual warmth indicated a textbook growing season until unpredictable spells of extreme heat throughout September created challenges for many vineyards. This heightened the rate of ripening and flavor development in the grapes. Cooling marine air arrived just in time to bring our vineyards to ideal harvesting conditions resulting in concentrated, rich, and dense wines.
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Mile 438-445, The Corners and Savoy, Anderson Valley

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