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Résonance Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2018

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£29.00

Fresh and fruity Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley in Oregon, Résonance Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2018 is from the Louis Jadot stable so expect a Burgundian influence. It’s an elegant terroir-driven sustainably-produced Pinot Noir tasting of red fruits with mineral notes

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Wine Style

Red Wine, Smooth Elegant Red

Grape Variety

Pinot Noir

Wine Region

Oregon

Country

USA

ABV

13.50%

Oaked

Yes

Cork

Yes

Lifestyle

Vegetarian, Sustainable

Volume

75cl

Drink By

2026

Description

Résonance Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2018 got a huge thumbs-up in my tasting notes when I first came across it in September 2021 and it remains one of my favourite Pinot Noirs today. Coming from Louis Jadot’s US winery, it is an Oregon Pinot Noir with a Burgundian accent! It’s a lovely fresh and fruity Pinot Noir – there are red fruit aromas and flavours in abundance – with hints of minerality & spice. Résonance Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2018 tastes predominantly of red fruits – cherries, raspberries and strawberries – with some dried fruit flavours beginning to develop alongside the spicy notes and minerality. The wine is aged in French oak but only 20% is new oak so the oak influence is more in the rounded texture of the wine than in the taste. It is exceptionally smooth and a rather elegant Pinot Noir.

 

Oregon has a reputation for some great Pinot Noirs and Résonance Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2018 from the Willamette Valley American Viticultural Area* (“AVA”) is no exception. The AVA is a true cool climate area, cooler and wetter than California but with longer hours of sunlight and a big difference between day and night temperatures which leads to fresher wines with more pronounced fruit.

* N.B. AVAs indicate the origin of a wine; there are however no regulations that need to be followed to use the classification as is the case in France for example.

 

This wine is suitable for vegetarians but not for vegans

How to Enjoy this Wine

This is a very food-friendly wine – recommended to drink with roast chicken, turkey, guinea fowl, duck, goose, pheasant, pigeon, veal, calves liver, lamb, pork, mushroom based dishes.

 

Serve at: 14 – 17°C

Producer's Notes

“A beautiful ruby color for this wine, with nice reflections. The nose is complex, 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.”

Awards

94 points – Falstaff – Nov 2021
“Just a hint of smoke and a touch of raspberry appear on the nose. That lovely raspberry note then carries over to the tender but textured palate where it meets riper cherry fruit. There is something sinuous about the fruit and the body of this slender but smooth wine, anchored firmly in fine, brisk tannin.”

 

93 points – Natalie Maclean
“Résonance 2018 Pinot Noir is an elegant and silky 100% PN with grapes sourced from the Willamette Valley wine region and is fresh on the palate with bright red berry, plum, fine herbs and subtle baking spice flavours.”

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