2017 Résonance, Résonance Vineyard Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton, Oregon, USA

2017 Résonance, Résonance Vineyard Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton, Oregon, USA

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2017 Résonance, Résonance Vineyard Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton, Oregon, USA

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A truly wonderful find from Oregon, a Pinot noir that showcases Jacques Lardiere’s true expertise and skill in making the best wines from the best vineyards. The nose is reticent at first but with a bit of coaxing reveals fruity red cherry, redcurrant, black cherry nuances. This fruit continues through onto the svelte medium bodied palate, expressive of its Oregon Pinot fruit allied with a herbal note akin to the style of old-world Burgundy. The age of the “Resonance” vines can be seen in the quality & depth of fruit, finely grained tannic line and a great backbone of acidity. Resulting in a truly delicious Oregon Pinot Noir that should age gracefully. Jacques Lardiere continues with his magic touch across the Atlantic. 2023 – 2030.
Stuart Rae, Commercial Manager - Fine Wine Team (February 2021)

The 2017 Résonance confirms the domaine’s commitment to making a wine with more than just a leaning to Burgundy, and this vintage perhaps Nuits-St Georges in style with earthy, leather notes and no shortage of muscle. This will take a while to come round but should reward well and shows the continuing developments in quality.
Tom Cave, Private Account Manager (February 2021)
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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

Wine Advocate92/100
Wine Spectator 92 /100
Josh Raynolds, Vinous93/100

Critic reviews

Wine Advocate92/100
Pale to medium ruby-purple, the 2017 Résonance Vineyard Pinot Noir features crushed blueberries, boysenberries and blackberries on the nose with notes of red berries, cinnamon, dried leaves and flowers. The medium-bodied palate is intense and firm with a grainy frame and good freshness, finishing long and fragrant. This will benefit from another year in bottle. About 1,500 cases were produced. Drink 2021 – 2027.
Erin Brooks, robertparker.com (February 2021) Read more
Wine Spectator 92 /100
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. 19
winepectator.com, Top 100 of 2020 (November 2020) Read more
Josh Raynolds, Vinous93/100
Deep ruby-red. Intense red and blue fruit, floral and spice qualities on the fragrant nose, along with hints of succulent flowers and musky earth. Sappy and penetrating on the palate, offering juicy black raspberry, mulberry and cherry flavors sweetened by a vanilla flourish. Smooth tannins build slowly, adding shape to a very long, smoke- and spice-laced finish. 30% new French oak. Drink 2022-2030.’’
Josh Raynolds, vinous.com (May 2020) Read more