Resonance Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2018
Maison Louis Jadot Wine
It's the first Willamette Valley Pinot Noir of highly renowned and acclaimed French winemaker Jacques Lardière and Maison Louis Jadot. Mister Lardière honed his craft on the world class Pinot Noirs of Burgundy, France for some 42 years, and now brings that passion, skill and expertise to the hallowed Pinot Noir terroir of Willamette Valley. Bravo Mister Lardière, and merci beaucoup for this phenomenal effort! The Resonance will go beautifully with many other options, such as grilled rib lamb chops and garlic confit, seared duck breast with pomegranate/orange glaze, or a decadent morel risotto.
Wine Spectator: "Pinpoint in structure and revealing a dense core of lively minerality, this is a handsome red with cherry and savory tea flavors that build tension toward medium-grained tannins. Drink now through 2028." Mar 2021
Sommelier Journal: "Jasmine and rose petals align with cinnamon tart on the nose. A “heavenly” earthiness abounds on the palate with sweet tobacco, dusty cocoa, and wild strawberry."
Winery: "A beautiful ruby color and a complex nose with notes of black cherry, blackberry, wild strawberry, peony, liquorice, graphite and delicate wood flagrance. The palate is really vibrant, with a subtle harmony between the well-balanced structure, the expressive aromatic complexity and the energetic acidity.
2018 is an exceptional vintage with harmonious wines! Following a cold winter, the early Spring was rainy. However, beginning in May the growing season was ideal, sunny and dry, without rain. The bloom was accomplished with perfect weather conditions. July and August were some of the warmest and driest on record, but without the heat spikes of 2016 and 2017. From mid-September, two weeks of cool nights, following a few days of rain, helped the end of the maturation and allowed grapes to develop a complex aromatic profile and to retain a nice acidity. And gave us a perfect weather for the harvest from September 18th, to the beginning of October.Résonance is Maison Louis Jadot's first wine project outside of Burgundy, France, since our founding in 1859. This Pinot Noir is our debut release from the beautiful, tree-lined Résonance Vineyard, in the Yamhill-Carlton wine region. From un-grafted vines first planted in 1981, this single vineyard bottling shows the elegance and complexity Oregon Pinot Noirs are famous for."
|Varietal:||100% Pinot Noir|
|Aging:||15 months in French oak, 20% new|
|Region:||Willamette Valley, Oregon|
Maison Louis Jadot Wine