Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2014
Grapes: 100% Pinot Noir
The Willamette Valley Pinot Noir from Résonance is sourced from both estate vineyards (Résonance and Découverte Vineyards) and top vineyards in the Willamette Valley. The wine showcases the absolute best of the Willamette Valley, and elegantly blends Maison Louis Jadot’s winemaking with the Willamette Valley’s signature terroir.
Overall, 2014 was a fantastic vintage, as the wines are soft, full of flavor, and very bright! Harvest began on September 12th, and finished by the 20th. It was a wonderful year but encountered a small challenge of high temperatures. Due to the lack of cooler weather, yields were a bit higher but were actively managed. Without these, the yields would have been too high, and an amazing vintage would have turned into one to forget.
Deep and brilliant dark ruby color. On the nose, aromas of red fruits pair elegantly with a touch of spice and wood. Flavors such as cherries and currants standout in the mouth and finish with soft tannins and a pleasant minerality.
Pairs well with poultry or red meat, as well with heavier seafood and roasted vegetables
GRAPES: 100% Pinot Noir
APPELLATION: Willamette Valley, OR
ACIDITY: 5.7 g/100 ml
AGING: 13 Months in French Oak, 20% New
points of distinction
- Sourced from estate vineyards (Résonance and Découverte Vineyards) and top vineyards in the Willamette Valley
- Receives 13 months oak aging in French Oak, 20% new
- Impresses upon immediate release and after patient cellaring
vineyard details +
The Résonance Vineyard is situated in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA, which is located within Oregon’s Willamette Valley, just west of Carlton at the foothills of the Coast Range. It is a 13-hectare property, with 8 hectares of the vineyard planted to Pinot Noir. The vineyard sits on a convex portion of a low, west-east oriented ridge emerging out of the Coast Range and lies at an altitude of 80 to 150 meters above sea level. Soils are primarily Willakenzie (old sedimentary deposits) and Yamhill (ancient submarine basaltic soil). With its non-grafted rootstocks planted in 1981, the dry-farmed vineyard is one of the oldest in the Willamette Valley.
about the grape +
In France, makes a silky, deceptively powerful wine of elegant, complex aromas and subtle, red fruit flavors, with earthy, floral, mushroom and mineral notes. In California, shows ripe, sweet characters.
With 42 years of experience in making some of the greatest Pinot Noirs in the world, Jacques Lardière brings his talents to one of the world’s most up and coming Pinot Noir regions.