Resonance Resonance Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013
Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon
Nice ruby red color, spices well supported by a nice and subtle "boise" with well-structured tannins and minerality. Still very young, the wine exhibits excellent ageing potential, it will only get better with age.
Pairs well with grilled or roasted red meats, game, and poultry.
Wine Enthusiast - "The eagerly anticipated first release from Maison Louis Jadot’s Oregon project does not disappoint. Long time Jadot winemaker Jacques Lardière has put all his heart and expertise into this wine, sourced from a much-loved vineyard recently acquired by the firm. Concentrated raspberry purée comes through in both aroma and flavor, with laser focus. It’s a magical combination of finesse, silkiness and strident youth, with 20 years of aging potential. Drink now through 2035. Cellar Selection."
Wine Spectator - "Light and focused, showing distinctive subtlety. A layer of crinkly tannins underlies a pulsing core of mineral-accented cherry and red berry flavors, hinting at cinnamon as the finish lingers gently. Best from 2017 through 2023."
The Wine Advocate - "Having walked past the vats of the maiden Oregon wine from Louis Jadot at Trisaetum last year, I was intrigued to see how the eventual wine would turn out. Extremely well is the answer. The 2013 Resonance Vineyard Pinot Noir is a straight down the line Oregon Pinot on the nose and I like that. It's not trying to be Burgundian. Ripe black cherries and blueberry, a slight metallic edge, quite tensile and fresh, it is an attractive bouquet. The palate is well balanced with fine tannins, a keen thread of acidity that pierces the blackberry and blueberry fruit, quite linear in style with a silky smooth texture on the finish. Chapeau, Jacques Lardière! This is a very promising debut and I look forward to tasting further vintages."
Vinous / Antonio Galloni - "Bright red. High-pitched red currant, cherry and dried rose scents are complemented by hints of sassafras and musky underbrush. Shows very good energy and cut to the juicy red berry and floral pastille flavors, which are given a bitter edge by a jolt of blood orange. Closes taut, subtly sweet and quite long; fine-grained tannins add grip to the vibrant red fruit."
Tasting Panel - "Smooth and ripe with sweet cherry, black raspberry and minerals; lush and balanced. "
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Résonance is Maison Louis Jadot's first wine project outside of Burgundy, France, since our founding in 1859. This Pinot Noir is our debut release from the beautiful, tree-lined Résonance Vineyard, in the Yamhill-Carlton wine region. From un-grafted vines first planted in 1981, this single vineyard bottling shows the elegance and complexity Oregon Pinot Noirs are famous for.
Maison Louis Jadot, one of the most venerable, trusted and revered wine houses in the world, has been producing wines from the heartland of Pinot Noir, the French region of Burgundy with its first purchase of the Clos des Ursules vineyard in 1826. For its first venture outside of France, the Louis Jadot team became interested in the terroir and wines from Oregon. In 2013, the ideal location was found and a vineyard bought in the Willamette Valley, specifically the Yamhill-Carlton AVA region. The Résonance project is led by famed Jadot Winemaker, Jacques Lardière, who takes 42 years of experience in winemaking from the beautiful Pinot Noirs of Burgundy to the world’s most up and coming Pinot Noir regions. View all Resonance Wines
About Willamette Valley(will-AAM-it)
Named for the river that runs through the valley from Portland to Eugene, Willamette Valley is home to some of the best Pinot Noir vineyards in the Northwest. While along the same north/south line as Seattle, the Willamette Valley is protected from Pacific rains by the Coast Range on the western border and the Cascade Ranges to the east. Though sunshine is typically plentiful, rainfall can occasionally be tricky, and the wines here vary vintage to vintage. Within the Willamette Valley is a number of sub-regions, including McMinnville, Dundee and Yamhill.
Notable FactsThe valley is known for its Pinots – Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. With a climate similar to Burgundy – in rainfall, sunlight hours and other climate factors – Pinot Noir has flourished here. Pinot Noir in Oregon produces wines that are fruit forward, yet complex, some with good agebility.
Other than Pinot Noir, many wineries grow Pinot Gris and Chardonnay. Pinot Gris from Oregon is delightful in its texture and food friendliness. Chardonnay in the valley adapts well to the cool climate and produces lean, elegant wines.
About OregonOregon has long been an agricultural state, producing everything from hazelnuts to cattle. The Willamette Valley in particular is a fertile basin for all sorts of produce. Not quite pegged as a wine state, in 1965, a UC Davis graduate named David Lett decided that the Willamette's climate mirrored that of Burgundy in France. With that in mind, he decided to plant some Pinot Noir clones to see how they did. And a good gamble it was. The Willamette is now one of the only regions in the world to focus solely on Pinot Noir as its red variety. Also known for Chardonnay and Pinot Gris. The southern part of Oregon has been slower in delving into the world wine market, but has been making excellent strides with their Rhone style varietals, like Syrah and Grenache. There are also coastal regions producing promising wines.
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