2020 Resonance Pinot Noir
2020 Resonance Pinot Noir Vibrant and impeccably structured, with floral raspberry, crushed stone and savory tea accents that build tension toward refined tannns. Drink now through 2031 94pts WS Beautiful cherry color and clear. The nose is very floral with notes of cherry, figs and sapwood. On the mouth, the wine is full of bright flavors of ripe red fruit and black cherry with a touch of minerality. The wine finished with a touch of acidity and citrus. Winemaker
Oregon combines the best of both worlds for great Pinot Noir. The wines have the complexity of flavor, fruit and savory, and length that you find in great Burgundy. They also have an added fruit component that make the wines brighter and more accessible. I was always concerned about their ability to age. I recently went to a tasting of cellared Oregon Pinot’s and I can tell you the wines that age and develop in the bottle superbly.
About Resonance – It was a crisp spring day in April 2013 when Thibault Gagey and Jacques Lardière set out to survey a well-established vineyard named Résonance. Jacques had just retired after leading winemaking at Maison Louis Jadot for 42 years, and Thibault, whose family has operated Maison Louis Jadot since 1962, was ready to enter the business with a bold new project. They immediately felt a deep connection with the place, and after tasting through dozens of wines made with the vineyard’s fruit, Jacques sat back and said, “Perfect.”
Pierre-Henry Gagey, the President of Maison Louis Jadot and Thibault’s father, agreed. They decided to keep the vineyard’s title, and they also named their new winery—Maison Louis Jadot’s first outside of Burgundy—in its honor. With the same meaning in English and French, Résonance evokes many great things to come. They added the tiny but all-important accent mark to represent this small but special connection between Oregon and France.
Jacques Lardière – Winemaker – was born on the west coast of France in 1948, and he led winemaking at Maison Louis Jadot for 42 vintages. Jacques retired in 2012, but he kept asking himself, “What’s next?” Two months later, he had his answer: Résonance. Having identified a potentially iconic vineyard capable of producing site-expressive wines with character, he came out of retirement to participate in the founding of Résonance.