This wine is deep garnet in color with fresh aromatics of African violet, sassafras, and smoked paprika. The palate is dense and rich, with roasted stem inclusion bringing intensity and length. Concentrated flavors of baked pomegranate, wild blueberry, and allspice bring this wine to a delicious and distinctive finish.
Jeb Dunnuck 90 - From the Anderson Valley in the northern part of California, the 2016 Pinot Noir Blue Jay offers a similar smoky, meaty profile as well as medium-bodied richness, light tannin, and a charming, elegant style on the palate. It has slightly more complexity than the La Brisa release but plays in the same ballpark. This cuvée spent 10 months in 45% new French oak.
Wine Advocate 90 - The 2016 Pinot Noir The Corners Vineyard Blue Jay is medium ruby-purple in color and scented of black raspberries, mulberries and red plums with suggestions of dusty soil, stewed black tea and sautéed herbs. Full-bodied and laden with berry preserves and savory layers, it has a firm, chewy frame and refreshing finish.