Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2015
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.
Wine Enthusiast2015 vintage
2015 was a fantastic year. Everything, beginning with Bud Break, started early, and with a solid Spring and Summer, most grapes were close to perfect condition for picking. Harvest started on September 8th and ended on the 13th. Overall, the wines of 2015 are wonderful, with bright colors across the board with balance and harmony on the nose and palate.
Beautiful cherry color and clear. The nose is very floral with notes of cherry, figs and sapwood. On the mouth, the wine is full of bright flavors of ripe red fruit and black cherry with a touch of minerality. The wine finished with a touch of acidity and citrus.
Pairs well with poultry or red meat, as well with heavier seafood and roasted vegetables.
GRAPES: 100% Pinot Noir
APPELLATION: Willamette Valley, OR
ACIDITY: 4.50 g/L
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.