2017 Résonance Vineyard, Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA

2017 Résonance Vineyard, Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA

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2017 Résonance Vineyard, Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA

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Fresh as a daisy offering plenty of succulent strawberry and red berry aromas with a background of earth, spice and minerality. The palate combines crunchy red and black fruits, softening tannins and zippy acidity well. It’s medium to light in body, with well-judged alcohol to match. I’d say there are similarities to a young red from Beaune, which isn’t surprising given the French wine-making connection to Maison Louis Jadot. The price is simply fantastic and I’d be delighted to have a case in reserve to enjoy in 4- or 5-years’ time. A brilliant Pinot Noir from Oregon.
Daniel Martin, Private Account Manager (August 2020)
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Resonance Vineyard

Resonance Vineyard

Résonance is Maison Louis Jadot’s first wine project outside of Burgundy since their founding in 1859. The project is led by famed Jadot Winemaker, Jacques Lardière, who takes over 40 years of experience in the rolling hills of Burgundy and applies it in one of the most exciting nascent Pinot Noir regions in the world.

It took several years for the Jadot team to find the ideal location in the Willamette Valley, but their patience paid off and finally they could kick the Résonance project off.

The Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is a blend of the finest vineyards in the valley and includes grapes from the estate owned single vineyards Résonance and Découverte. The result is a cuvée which offers an authentic representation of the region. Imagine combining the elegance, complexity and crunchy fruit of Burgundy with the benefits of a bit of American sunshine.

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Willamette Valley

Willamette Valley

The Willamette Valley Viticultural Area lies in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. At 5,200 square miles (13,500 km2), it is the largest AVA in the state, and contains most of the state's wineries; The Willamette Valley AVA was established in 1984, and since then six  smaller AVAs have been created within the northern portion of Willamette Valley (Dundee Hills, probably the best known, Chehalem Mountains, Eola-Amity Hills, McMinnville, Ribbon Ridge, and Yamhill Carlton ).

Its soils, rich in volcanic and glacial deposits are ideal for wine-growing. This combines with the Willamette Valley’s relatively mild climate: cool, wet winters and warm, dry summers.

The region's terroir provides some of the best conditions for growing Pinot Noir. Although Williamette Valley is worldwide acclaimed for their production of Pinot Noir wines, it also produces such varietals as Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Sauvignon Blanc, and limited quantities of Cabernet, Merlot and Syrah.

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Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is probably the most frustrating, and at times infuriating, wine grape in the world. However when it is successful, it can produce some of the most sublime wines known to man. This thin-skinned grape which grows in small, tight bunches performs well on well-drained, deepish limestone based subsoils as are found on Burgundy's Côte d'Or.

Pinot Noir is more susceptible than other varieties to over cropping - concentration and varietal character disappear rapidly if yields are excessive and yields as little as 25hl/ha are the norm for some climats of the Côte d`Or.

Because of the thinness of the skins, Pinot Noir wines are lighter in colour, body and tannins. However the best wines have grip, complexity and an intensity of fruit seldom found in wine from other grapes. Young Pinot Noir can smell almost sweet, redolent with freshly crushed raspberries, cherries and redcurrants. When mature, the best wines develop a sensuous, silky mouth feel with the fruit flavours deepening and gamey "sous-bois" nuances emerging.

The best examples are still found in Burgundy, although Pinot Noir`s key role in Champagne should not be forgotten. It is grown throughout the world with notable success in the Carneros and Russian River Valley districts of California, and the Martinborough and Central Otago regions of New Zealand.

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Reviews

Customer reviews

Burghound90/100
Wine Advocate91/100
Wine Spectator 93/100
Josh Raynolds, Vinous91/100

Critic reviews

Burghound90/100
A subdued if pretty blend combines notes of both red and dark pinot fruit with those of spice and a floral hint. There is a lovely sense of underlying tension to the delicious and solidly voluminous flavors that possess a caressing mouthfeel before terminating in a dusty, delicious and serious finish. This mildly raspy effort will need at least a few years to unwind and flesh out, particularly so on the backend.
Alan Meadows, burghound.com (Jan 2020)
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Wine Advocate91/100
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. About 6,600 cases were made.
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Wine Spectator 93/100
A wine with structure and presence, buoyed by a complex backbone of minerality, wrapped in refined dark cherry and black tea flavors and finishing with fine-grained tannins. Best from 2021 through 2029. 
Wine Spectator (February 2020)
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Josh Raynolds, Vinous91/100
Limpid ruby-red. Expressive cherry and black raspberry scents on the spice- and mineral-accented nose. Silky and expansive on the palate, showing good energy to the gently sweet red and blue fruit flavors. Closes on a building floral note, with hints of bitter cherry and succulent herbs, well-knit tannins and strong tenacity. 20% new French oak.
Josh Raynolds, vinous.com (May 2020)
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