Wine Spectator Raves, New Faves for Oregon Pinot

Happy Friday Pinot fans! We're in a good mood because we have two fantastic new Pinots to share with Wine Spectator raves and four thumbs up from us. First, we've eagerly awaited the 2018 Willamette Valley from one of Oregon's hottest wineries, Nicolas-Jay. Next, Alexana's Terroir Series 2019 is a stellar value in a style that's easy to love.

$49.95 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case order ($54.95 regular)

94 points Wine Spectator: "Silky, savory and well-knit, with polished raspberry, spiced cinnamon and orange peel accents that build tension toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2030."

Us: Precisely the Pinot we expected from Nicolas-Jay, after having tasted all of their 2018s except for this Willamette Valley cuvee. Masters of texture, Jean-Nicolas and Tracy coaxed the elegance from 2018—it's already a beauty and will continue to shine for a decade. Delicious!

$29.95 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case order ($34.95 regular)

93 points Wine Spectator: "Sleek and pretty, with vibrant raspberry, savory forest floor and dusky spice tones that flesh out and build structure toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2029."

Us: Super attractive and supple, a total pleasure to pop and pour. I opened a bottle last night intending to save some to re-taste today and...oops, it was just too good. A barrel selection from Revana, Fennwood, Zena Crown, Crawford Beck vineyards.