This is finally the WV blend I expected from the masters of Burgundian grapes at Jadot. Half is sourced from their two estate vineyards, Resonance and Decouverte, plus select purchased fruit from some of their favorite vineyards in the valley. Bright and rosy, wonderfully red-fruited, impressively silky and super-pretty.
Résonance is Maison Louis Jadot's first wine project outside of Burgundy since their founding in 1859. Jadot, one of the most venerable wine houses in the world, has been producing wines from Pinot noir's motherland (Burgundy) with its first purchase of the Clos des Ursules vineyard in 1826. For its first venture outside of France, the Louis Jadot team became interested in the terroir and wines from Oregon. In 2013, the ideal location was found and the first vineyard bought in the Willamette Valley, specifically the Resonance Vineyard in Yamhill-Carlton. The Résonance project is led by famed Jadot Winemaker, Jacques Lardière, who takes more than 40 years of winemaking experience in Burgundy (and now Oregon) and applies it to Willamette Valley Pinot noir and Chardonnay.
2015 vintage notes
#75 in Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of 2017, 93 points: "Supple and elegantly structured, with expressive raspberry and orange zest aromas and polished flavors that pick up depth and momentum toward a spicy finish framed by refined tannins. Drink now through 2023."