Wine Advocate | Rating: 93Named after owners Rob & Diana Jensen's children Nick and Claire, there's a little under 400 cases of the 2013 Pinot Noir Niclaire and it's another fresh, lively, medium to full-bodied effort from this estate that delivers incredible quality. Cassis, black raspberry, sappy underbrush and spice-box all flow from this pure, lively and balanced 2013, and it has nicely integrated tannin and good acidity. Drink it anytime over the coming 6-7 years.Author: Robert Parker
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 20 bottles owned
- 4 collectors