Découverte Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016
/ 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 Advocate2016 vintage
The growing season was especially warm and dry in 2016, giving perfect conditions for maturity. The grapes were ripe and flavors were well developed. 2016 is well balanced with nice aromatic complexity and a harmonious tannin structure.
This wine with a bright garnet color reveals a delicate and complex nose of raspberry, wild strawberry and cherry flavors accented by black peppers and hints of cinnamon. The vintage and the vineyard site offers a sleek and pure expression of red fruits and minerality from the gold basalt in conjunction with a well-built and harmonious structure.
Pairs well with lightly seasoned red meats, chicken, turkey, lamb and root vegetables.
GRAPES: 100% Pinot Noir
APPELLATION: Dundee Hills AVA
ACIDITY: 5.8 g/L
AGING: 15 months in French oak barrels, 30% new
points of distinction
- Second Estate Vineyard purchased in Oregon by Résonance
- Made by famed winemaker, Jacques Lardière and Guillaume Large
- Organically dry-farmed
- 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