Wonderfully bright, with lively aromatics, skewed towards ripe, dark summer fruits and crushed floral complexities. Cherry, raspberry, and a touch of cola bottle on the nose, with savoury complexities of wood and mocha meandering onto the palate. An alluring spiciness and hint of vanilla from the oak adds a certain brooding quality to the wine, complete with fresh acidity and silky tannins that make this instantly accessible. Drink 2021-2028.
Grape VarietyPinot Noir
The Willamette Valley bottling from the Louis Jadot-owned Résonance Wines includes fruit from their two estate vineyards, Découverte and Résonance Vineyards, as well as purchased fruit from beyond the confines of the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. The wine is raised in twenty percent new oak and comes in at an even 13.5 percent alcohol in this vintage. It delivers a lovely aromatic constellation of red and black cherries, black plums, bitter chocolate, woodsmoke, a lovely touch of fresh thyme, a fine base of dark soil tones and a nice touch of cedary oak. On the palate the wine is bright, full-bodied and nascently complex, with a fine core of black fruit, good soil undertow and grip, ripe tannins, tangy acids and a long, focused and very nicely balanced finish. This is approachable out of the blocks, but it is really a young wine and I would opt for giving it five to seven years in the cellar to really let it develop properly. Fine juice.