Resonance Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2017
#19 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2020
The wine reflects a bright ruby color. The nose is very fresh and fruity, with a lot of red (strawberry, raspberry) and black fruits ( wild cherry, blackberry), enhanced by subtle floral and spicy aromas. Elegance and harmony describe precisely the palate. Tannins are present and fine, while the acidity brings a nice freshness, particularly long.
Pairs well with poultry or red meat, as well with heavier seafood and roasted vegetables.
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Jasmine and rose petals align with cinnamon tart on the nose. A heavenly earthiness abounds on the palate with sweet tobacco, dusty cocoa, and wild strawberry.
This has attractive aromas of fresh, ripe red cherries with notes of fresh and dried herbs and forest bark. The palate has a very fresh, silky feel with intense, ripe red berries and cherries, set amid fine, elegant tannins. Drink or hold.
The first Pinot of the new vintage from Jadot’s Oregon project, this has a soft entry into a palate with pomegranate and raspberry fruit. There’s a balanced herbal frame around the red fruits, and the overall structure suggests that this wine should age quite gracefully. Drink now through the 2020s.
Medium ruby, the 2017 Pinot Noir has a nose of blackberries, raspberries and rhubarb with notes of dried leaves, tar, earth and mushroom. Medium-bodied, it has crunchy fruit, grainy and fresh with a long, fragrant finish.
Scents of dark plum and black cherry have a mild earthy, silty bass note. The flavors are taut, delivered with a sleek cherry-lozenge clarity.
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.
Home of some of the planet’s most amazingly elegant and expressive Pinot noir, the Willamette Valley is a pastoral, mixed landscape of green, bucolic rolling hills, dramatic forestlands and small, independent, friendly wine growers. As a leader in environmental stewardship, the valley has some of the nation’s most protective land use policies, with two-thirds of its vineyards farmed sustainably and over half, organically. While the valley claims a cool, continental climate, and is heavily influenced by the cold, moist winds of the Pacific Ocean, its warm and dry summers allow for the steady, even ripening of Pinot noir.
The potential of Willamette Valley Pinot noir continues to attract the investment of serious growers and winemakers both locally and from abroad, as naturally the finished wines bring accolades from professionals and enthusiasts. With a range of styles from delicate dried cherry, raspberry and hibiscus to stronger notes of truffle, mocha, plum and spice, a fine Willamette Valley Pinot noir is a perfect expression of both character and grace.