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.

93 Points
Wine Spectator
2017 vintage
92 Points
VinousMedia.com
2017 vintage
Harvest Note
Cold and wet winter and spring brought a late flowering (end of June). However the summer was one of the warmest (new record in August), allowing for full maturation. We started the harvest on September 28th with ripe and complex grapes of Pinot Noir.
Tasting Note
A nice and brilliant color, with an expressive nose of cherry, blackberries, wild mint, fresh liquorice and noble wood. Vibrant and energetic, the palate reveals a subtle balance and elegant floral notes. Thefinish is mineral-driven, expressing the complexity of the Jory soil.
Food Pairing
Pairs well with lightly seasoned red meats, chicken, turkey, lamb and root vegetables.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Pinot Noir
APPELLATION: Dundee Hills AVA
PH: 3.6
ACIDITY: 5.1 g/l
ABV: 13.5%
AGING: 17 months in French oak barrels, 30% new
Unique Selling Points
  • Second Vineyard purchased in Oregon by Résonance
  • Receives 15 months oak aging in French oak, 50% new
  • Farmed organically
  • Available in limited quantities

About the Grape

Pinot Noir
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.
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