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Louis Jadot - Resonance Pinot Noir 2015

Information

  • Country: USA
  • Wine Region: Oregon
  • Wine Maker: Jacques Lardier
  • Grape: Pinot Noir
  • Grape Percentage: 100% Pinot Noir
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13.5%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2025
Food Matching

Food Matching

Pairs well with grilled or roasted red meats, game, and poultry.

Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 92 (2014) VS: 93 (2015) JR: 17+ (2015) WS: 93 (2015) JS: 93 (2015) WE: 92 (2015)

Wine tasting notes

Deep and brilliant dark ruby color. On the nose, aromas of red fruits pair elegantly with a touch of spice and wood. Flavors such as cherries and currants standout in the mouth and finish with soft tannins and a pleasant minerality.

Winery Information

Louis Jadot

Louis Jadot, founded in 1859, is one of the most important n?gociants to consider when purchasing the wines of Burgundy. The firm produces an amazing number of cuvees each year, which range from generic Bourgogne as well as Beaujolais, right up to top of the class examples from a number of Grand Cru vineyards including Bonnes Mares, Clos de B?ze and Chapelle-Chambertin, to name just three..

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2014)92 pts

The Résonance 2014 Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, the second release from Louis Jadot in their new venture in Oregon, was vinified at Trisaetum, and as far as I am aware will continue that way until their own winery is up and running. It is a strong follow-up to their debut 2013. It is a blend of grapes coming from different vineyards from the Willamette Valley, including Rẻsonance, Dẻcouverte and others. The bouquet is bestowed with ample brambly red berry fruit, perhaps a little "fuller" than the 2013, but with fine definition. The palate is well balanced with a similar fruit profile to the first release, perhaps just showing a little more edginess, a Pinot Noir that in a funny way expresses the wealth of knowledge behind it. Jacques Ladière, the eternal retiree, has crafted another delicious Pinot Noir that is going to win a lot of fans. Maybe one or two in Burgundy perchance?

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2015)93 pts

Deep red. Powerful aromas of ripe dark berries, cherry cola and pungent flowers are complemented by woodsmoke and mocha nuances. Juicy and expansive on the palate, offering bitter cherry, blackberry and spicecake flavors that become livelier and sweeter with air. Finishes smooth, broad and impressively long, with delivering building spiciness and harmonious tannins that lend gentle grip to the intense berry fruit.

JancisRobinson.com (2015)17+ pts

Stemmy herbal and nettle character with fine tannins. Moderate length with a touch of clay and earth. Ambitious and lengthy. (RH)

Wine Spectator (2015)93 pts

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.

James Suckling (2015)93 pts

Lots of plum essence to this pinot noir as well as dark peaches, raspberry crumble, blackberries and strawberries. Medium- to full-bodied with impressive concentration and depth, velvety tannins and tangy fruit. Chewy finish. Drink in 2020.

Wine Enthusiast (2015)92 pts

Editor's Choice - Maison Louis Jadot's Willamette Valley project continues to bear fruit and has increased the production of this entry-level cuvée. A lovely, chunky mix of purple and black fruit, it's beautifully proportioned, with plenty of power, lacking only the depth of the older estate vines. It finishes on a lacy note of minerality.

Vinification Notes

The Résonance Vineyard is situated in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA, which is located within Oregon’s Willamette Valley, just west of Carlton at the foothills of the Coast Range. It is a 13-hectare property, with 8 hectares of the vineyard planted to Pinot Noir. The vineyard sits on a convex portion of a low, west-east oriented ridge emerging out of the Coast Range and lies at an altitude of 80 to 150 meters above sea level. Soils are primarily Willakenzie (old sedimentary deposits) and Yamhill (ancient submarine basaltic soil). With its non-grafted rootstocks planted in 1981, the dry-farmed vineyard is one of the oldest in the Willamette Valley. The wine receives 13 months oak aging in French Oak, of which 20% is new.