2006 Rating: 90
Drink: 2010 – 2016
The Wine Advocate
#179, October 2008
"The 2006 Pinot Noir Dundee Hills is dark ruby-colored with aromas of wood smoke, black cherry, black raspberry and spice box. Smooth-textured, ripe, and full-flavored, the wine has gobs of spicy dark fruits, earth notes, and mineral. Well-balanced and long, the wine will evolve for 1-2 years and be at its best from 2010 to 2016. "


2005 Rating: 88
Drink: 2007 – 2015
eRobertParker.com, #173, October 2007
"The 2005 Pinot Noir was produced from more normal yields of 2 tons per acre. Like its sibling, it was aged in 30% new French oak and bottled unfined and unfiltered. Lighter in color, and lower in alcohol, it reveals the vintage characteristics of elevated acidity and a firm structure. In this case, there is enough ripe, red fruit to provide balance but it lacks the depth necessary for an outstanding rating. Drink it over the next 6-8 years. Nysa Vineyard, owned by Michael Mega, is a densely planted vineyard (2400 vines per acre) dating to 1990 and has been the source of vineyard-designated Pinot Noirs by a number of notable wineries."


2004 Rating: 90
Drink: 2007 – 2017
eRobertParker.com, #173, October 2007

"The 2004 Pinot Noir was produced from tiny yields of 0.75 tons per acre. It was aged in 30% new French oak and bottled unfined and unfiltered. It offers a nose of smoke, cola, cassis, black currants, and blackberry. Supple-textured, it has gobs of ripe fruit, excellent depth, and a pure finish. Made in a forward style, this wine can be enjoyed now and over the next 8-10 years."

Reviews of Other Nysa Producers

Lavinea 2016 Nysa Vineyard Pinot Noir
Rating: 93
Wine Enthusiast, March 2019

"Tightly packed with tart berry fruit, highlighted with sharp tangy acidity, there's some bite to this young wine which should profit from further bottle age. Black cherry and blood orange, along with hints of pepper and mushroom, display the range and depth of flavor here. Drink from 2022 on."

Nicolas-Jay 2014 Nysa Pinot Noir
Rating: 94
Wine Enthusiast, April 2017

"Fruit from this high-profile vineyard builds a velvety silky seductive wine that impresses immediately. It captures the ephemeral elegance of the grape, in a young wine with well-managed phenolics. The strawberry-centric fruit is lightly dusted with cinnamon, from 15 months in 50% new French oak."

Torii Mor 2012 Nysa Vineyard Pinot Noir
Rating: 90
Wine Enthusiast, June 2015

"Supple and powerful, this new Nysa brings potent purple fruits to the core, wrapped in notes of orange peel and citrus. Tannins are smooth and ripe, and there is a light touch with the new oak, adding a pleasant streak of caramel to the finish. Drink now through 2020."