Nicolas-Jay is the Willamette Valley partnership between Burgundy winemaker Jean-Nicolas Méo and former music executive Jay Boberg. Jay and Jean-Nicolas bought the famed Bishop Creek Vineyard in Yamhill-Carlton AVA in 2014 and officially launched their project in 2016 with the release of their 2014 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir.
Méo, who learned his craft from Henri Jayer, is consulting winemaker on the as-yet-unnamed project. His winery in the village of Vosne-Romanée is one of Burgundy’s top producers.
Boberg cofounded the seminal I.R.S. record label in 1979 and headed the MCA Records division of Universal Music from 1994 to 2003. He is currently chairman of Isolation Networks, parent of digital music provider INgrooves and digital book publisher INscribe.
The inaugural vintage of Nicolas-Jay was released to much fanfare, clinching the 96 spot on Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines of 2016.
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