Red, Ready, but will improve

2014 Résonance Vineyard Pinot Noir

2014 Résonance Vineyard Pinot Noir

Red | Ready, but will improve | Resonance Vineyard | Code:  46990 | 2014 | USA > Oregon | Pinot Noir | Medium-Full Bodied, Dry | 13.5 % alcohol

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Scores and Reviews

BURGHOUND

92/100

WA

92/100

BURGHOUND - There is ample earth and briar characters to the relatively somber but fresh dark berry fruit, forest floor and discreet spice scents. I very much like the sleek, even satiny mouth feel of the mid-palate as well as the lovely verve displayed by the middle weight flavors that deliver fine complexity on the bitter cherry-inflected finale. This moderately firm effort is presently somewhat youthfully austere but I suspect that will dissipate with a few years of bottle age. I would also expect the complexity to increase as well and overall, this is worth checking out provided that you intend to cellar it. 2022+.
Allen Meadows’ Burghound.com

WA - The Résonance 2014 Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, the second release from Louis Jadot in their new venture in Oregon, was vinified at Trisaetum, and as far as I am aware will continue that way until their own winery is up and running. It is a strong follow-up to their debut 2013. It is a blend of grapes coming from different vineyards from the Willamette Valley, including Rsonance, Dcouverte and others. The bouquet is bestowed with ample brambly red berry fruit, perhaps a little "fuller" than the 2013, but with fine definition. The palate is well balanced with a similar fruit profile to the first release, perhaps just showing a little more edginess, a Pinot Noir that in a funny way expresses the wealth of knowledge behind it. Jacques Ladière, the eternal retiree, has crafted another delicious Pinot Noir that is going to win a lot of fans. Maybe one or two in Burgundy perchance?
Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate

The Producer

Resonance Vineyard

Resonance Vineyard

The Grape

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.

The Region

Oregon

While similarities might be drawn between Califonia and Bordeaux, Oregon is very much the American equivalent of Burgundy, with only 5,500 hectares planted in 2004. Since the 1960s a plethora of small growers have shunned the sun further south for the often damp, cool climate west of the Cascade Mountains, seeking out propitious sites to plant their beloved Pinot Noir among the 150-mile Willamette Valley AVA.

Pinot Gris has also taken hold of this corner of the Pacific Northwest; Chardonnay has been less successful due to inappropriate clonal selection. Domaine Drouhin Oregon is arguably the region's top producer, with most of the wine from this region swallowed up by the thirsty North American market.

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