Résonance Vineyard Pinot Noir
Oregon/ Willamette Valley
Offers a sinewy beam of minerally acidity and lively tannins, framed by black cherry and forest floor accents that build tension toward a tight ending. Hands off for now. Best from 2022 through 2028. 2,090 cases made. — TF
This is Maison Louis Jadot’s first project in Oregon. This signature estate Pinot Noir is a pure expression of the dry-farmed Résonance Vineyard, planted on un-grafted rootstock in 1981. These Pinot Noir grapes were handpicked just steps from the Winery and hand-sorted upon arrival. During elevage, the juice is controlled with a light touch honed over 170 years of winemaking in Burgundy, boosting each vintage to achieve its most natural elegance and complexity. Résonance Vineyard Pinot Noir unveils the immense character, the “somewhereness” of this original site, within the Yamhill-Carlton AVA.
100 Pinot Noir
17 months in French oak barrels, 30% new
Cold and wet winter and spring brought a late flowering (end of June). However, the summer was one of the warmest (new record in August), allowing for full maturation. We started the harvest on September 28th with ripe and complex grapes of Pinot Noir.
An intense color with nice red hues. The nose is complex, with notes of black cherry, blond tobacco, black truffle, violet flowers, and noble essences of wood. The palate reveals a perfect harmony between the tannic structure and the aromatic complexity, while the minerality gives a vibrant finale, suggesting a long life.
Pairs well with grilled or roasted red meats, game, and poultry.