2019 Olet'te King Jay Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast
"Power and depth with a lush delivery from start to finish. The glass uncovers an intricate ruby core with a bright delivery. Aromas depict a warm landscape with freshly baked blueberry pie a la mode with Madagascar vanilla, violets and a kiss of baking spice. The mouthfeel is broad and instantly satisfying full of red and purple fruit with layers of clove and cinnamon resolving one a velvety long finish. Drink now to 2026. 94 points."
Our 2019 King Jay Pinot Noir is a premium selection of our boldest and most fruit-forward barrels from the Sonoma Coast Vineyard. The 2019 King Jay is our darkest-toned and most savory pinot we have every produced. Each year it shines with dark fruits, classic cherry cola, botanicals, complex layers, and candied black cherries.
The source for our newest release, “King Jay,” comes from an incredibly sought-after vineyard on the Sonoma Coast, located about eight miles inland of the Pacific Ocean and about an hour-and-half drive north of San Francisco.
These coastal vineyards have always supported a large population of native blue jays. Because of this, the old locals came to refer to the area as “Blue Jay” in the local Boontling dialect. As legend has it, the mighty ruler of these birds was the “King Jay,” and we have in turn taken this name for our Sonoma Coast single vineyard pinot noir.
Each vineyard and block we blend into King Jay contribute its unique character, and the wine exhibits this richness and complexity seamlessly. King Jay quite simply comes from some of the most spectacular pinot noir vineyards in the new world.