An exciting new player in Oregon, Résonance is Maison Louis Jadot's first wine project outside of Burgundy, France, since their founding in 1859. Last year marked the winery’s debut release from their estate Résonance Vineyard, in the Yamhill-Carlton wine region. The vineyard was first planted in 1981 and was purchased by the Jadot family in 2013. The Résonance project is led by eminent Jadot Winemaker, Jacques Lardière who has crafted Pinot Noir in Burgundy for 42 years.
Last years wine releases were wonderful, terroir driven wines and these new releases were just as good, if not better. Look for the 2014 Résonance ‘Résonance Vineyard’ Pinot Noir (WWB, 93) which is a gorgeous, earthy and terroir driven bottling with an outrageously good bouquet. Here are the new release wines by Resonance.
2015 Résonance 'Hyland Vineyard' Chardonnay- Louis Jadot sources this wine from a vineyard in the McMinnville AVA. The vines are set on a south facing slope in the Oregon Coast Range. There are bright aromas of white peach, pear, baking spices and green apple. This leads to flavors of vanilla cream, Pazzaz apple, poached pear and creme brulee. Drink 2017-2024-90
2014 Résonance 'Decouverte Vineyard' Pinot Noir- The Decouverte Vineyard is located in the center of the Dundee Hills. This wine begins with aromatics of wild mushroom, forest floor, peat moss, red cherry and cranberry. There are earthy flavors of peat moss, pipe tobacco, black truffle crudo, and black tea with black cherry. This is extremely Burgundian with wonderful terroir, currently displaying some nice black fruit tones. Drink 2017-2027- 92
2014 Résonance 'Résonance Vineyard' Pinot Noir- This beautiful wine has an engaging bouquet of wet stone, peat moss, forest floor, black truffle oil, wild blackberry and cigar box. The aromatics are simply intoxicating. There are rich flavors of black tea, wild blackberry preserves, black tea, black truffle and suggestions of cranberry sauce. Deep, seductive and earthy, this beautiful Pinot Noir will have a long life in the cellar. Drink 2017-2028- 93