Découverte Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015
/ Dundee Hills AVA
Grapes: 100% Pinot Noir
Meaning "Discovery" in French and produced from the second Estate Vineyard owned by Résonance, the Découverte Vineyard Pinot Noir displays the best of the Dundee Hills AVA. Elegant yet structured, the wine is complex on the nose and palate with classic Pinot Noir aromas and flavors and a long finish.
Wine Advocate2015 vintage
View From The Cellar2015 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 8 and ended on the 13. Overall, the wines of 2015 are wonderful, with bright colors across the board with balance and harmony on the nose and palate.
A brilliant and nice Ruby red in color. The nose is delicate, floral and fruity, with red fruits, wild flowers and noble wood fragrance. The wine is fine, subtle in the mouth. The tension is balanced by a delicate tannic structure, and the palate is full of fruits (raspberry, strawberry, blackberry) and spices (pepper, clove). The minerality dominates a long and elegant finale.
Pairs well with lightly seasoned red meats, chicken, turkey, lamb and root vegetables.
GRAPES: 100% Pinot Noir
APPELLATION: Dundee Hills AVA
ACIDITY: 5.60 g/l
AGING: 15 months in French oak, 30% new
points of distinction
- Second Vineyard purchased in Oregon by Résonance
- Receives 15 months oak aging in French oak, 30% new
- Farmed organically
- Available in limited quantities
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