Resonance is Maison Louis Jadot's first wine project outside of Burgundy, since their founding in 1859. The 2014 Willamette Valley Pinot noir is their debut release of a blended wine from their two, recently purchased vineyard sites — Resonance in Yamhill-Carlton and Decouverte in the Dundee Hills (formerly Gehrts Vineyard) — along with a small amount of non-estate grown fruit. Perhaps most notable is its silken texture, which is a hallmark of Burgundian Pinot noir and a primary winemaking consideration in Burgundy. Opening with 2014 Willamette Valley Pinot notes of forward, ripe red fruits alongside subtle wood spice and dried flower accents, this glides from start to finish on the supple frame.
Maison Louis Jadot is one of the most venerable, trusted and revered wine houses in the world; it has been producing wines from the heartland of Pinot Noir, Burgundy, since 1826. In 2013, the ideal location and vineyard were found: Resonance. The Resonance project is led by famed Jadot Winemaker, Jacques Lardière, who takes 42 years of experience in winemaking in Burgundy and applies that incredible wealth of experience to crafting Willamette Valley Pinot noir.