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.

90 Points
2018 vintage
93 Points
Sommelier Journal
2018 vintage
Harvest Note
2018 is an exceptional vintage with harmonious wines! Following a cold winter, the early Spring was rainy. However, beginning in May the growing season was ideal, sunny and dry, without rain. The bloom was accomplished with perfect weather conditions. July and August were some of the warmest and driest on record, but without the heat spikes of 2016 and 2017. From mid-September, two weeks of cool nights, following a few days of rain, helped the end of the maturation and allowed grapes to develop a complex aromatic profile and to retain a nice acidity. And gave us a perfect weather for the harvest from September 18th, to the beginning of October.
Tasting Note
A beautiful ruby color and a complex nose with notes of black cherry, blackberry, wild strawberry, peony, liquorice, graphite and delicate wood flagrance. The palate is really vibrant, with a subtle harmony between the well-balanced structure, the expressive aromatic complexity and the energetic acidity.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Pinot Noir
APPELLATION: Willamette Valley, OR
PH: 3.6
ACIDITY: 5.1 g/l
ABV: 13.5%
AGING: 15 months in French oak barrels, 20% new
Unique Selling Points
  • Sourced from estate vineyards and top vineyards in the Willamette Valley
  • Receives 15 months oak aging in French Oak, 20% new
  • Impresses upon immediate release and after patient cellaring

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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