The longer you've followed our Pinot recommendations, the more familiar you'll be with our advice about Evesham Wood Cuvee J: it is one of a literal handful of Oregon Pinots to buy every single vintage.
But the 2018, it's better than that. It's the best Cuvee J we've tasted. It is dollar-for-dollar the best Willamette Valley Pinot noir. The 2018 is damn near perfect.
Every major wine publication should be telling you about the extraordinary 2018 Willamette Valley vintage. That 2018 produced the best ever Cuvee J—and another Pinot standout, Cameron Abbey Ridge—is not a coincidence.
But it's still a secret and that's okay. It just means that the smart Pinot fans—you and us—have greater access to the best wines of the vintage. And speaking of: no matter what comes after it, Cuvee J 2018 is one of the wines of the vintage. As always, there were only 150 cases made total, so you should absolutely sprint to get it.
Cuvee J is always the most textural Evesham Wood wine but in 2018, the weight and feel is so sensual it's spellbinding.
It's the ideal partnership of bright and dark, cool and succulent. The '18 builds on the trademark J density and adds more concentration and more balancing freshness and levity. It would be mythical if I hadn't tasted it. Twice.
Impossibly irresistible right now for its combination of sultry and cerebral, I can't wait to open another bottle this weekend and I can't wait to enjoy one in 20 years.
The most age-worthy 6 barrels of the vintage from Evesham Wood's organically farmed, old-vine, own-rooted Le Puits Sec vineyard. So exceptional that it should be allocated to the bottle. We bought ours; now it's your turn.
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