Résonance Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2018

Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon
DE 94
WS 92
JS 92
JG 91
V 90
13.5% ABV
Item # 339239

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94 points Charles Curtis, MW (Decanter): "Delightful, with bright, lively fresh red fruit and floral aromas produced from the long, slow fermentation of the destemmed fruit (half organic estate grapes and half sourced from partner growers). The first project for Maison Louis Jadot outside Burgundy, the philosophy of preferring to pick a bit earlier than a bit too late results in a reassuringly classic style. Drinking Window: 2021-2031. (Jul 2021)"

92 points Wine Spectator: "[$35 list] Pinpoint in structure and revealing a dense core of lively minerality, this is a handsome red with cherry and savory tea flavors that build tension toward medium-grained tannins. Drink now through 2028. (3/31/21)"

92 points James Suckling: "A medium-bodied red with aromas and flavors of dried cranberries, licorice, earth and walnut husk. Savory dried-mushroom character and dried leaves, too, framed by sleek, fine tannins. Try from 2021. (12/16/20)"

91 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The 2018 “Willamette Valley” bottling of Pinot Noir from Résonance Wines is composed from fruit from the two estate vineyards owned by the winery, Résonance Vineyard and Découverte Vineyard, as well as additional grapes purchased from other nearby vineyards, including Hyland Vineyard in McMinnville. The wine is raised in twenty percent new oak for fifteen months prior to bottling and the 2018 comes in at 13.5 percent octane. It delivers a lovely, youthful nose of black cherries, sweet dark berries, raw cocoa, woodsmoke, dark soil tones, just a whisper of fresh herb tones and a very discreet framing of new wood. On the palate the wine is bright, full-bodied and beautifully balanced, with a fine core of fruit, very good soil signature, ripe, buried tannins and a long, tangy and nascently complex finish. This is still a puppy and needs five to seven years in the cellar to really blossom properly, but all of the constituent components are in place for an excellent bottle in due course. For around thirty dollars per bottle, it is an outstanding value! 2026-2055. (Nov/Dec 2020)"

90 points Josh Raynolds (Vinous): "[$35 list] Shimmering ruby. Smoky, spice-tinged black raspberry and cherry aromas carry a subtle floral topnote. Lively dark fruit and floral pastille flavors are deepened by a licorice nuance and a hint of bitter chocolate. Silky in texture and appealingly sweet, finishing with sharp focus and spicy persistence. 20% new French oak. Drink: 2021-2027. (Aug 2020)"
94 points Charles Curtis, MW (Decanter): "Delightful, with bright, lively fresh red fruit and floral aromas produced from the long, slow fermentation of the destemmed fruit (half organic estate grapes and half sourced from partner growers). The first project for Maison Louis Jadot outside Burgundy, the philosophy of preferring to pick a bit earlier than a bit too late results in a reassuringly classic style. Drinking Window: 2021-2031. (Jul 2021)"

92 points Wine Spectator: "[$35 list] Pinpoint in structure and revealing a dense core of lively minerality, this is a handsome red with cherry and savory tea flavors that build tension toward medium-grained tannins. Drink now through 2028. (3/31/21)"

92 points James Suckling: "A medium-bodied red with aromas and flavors of dried cranberries, licorice, earth and walnut husk. Savory dried-mushroom character and dried leaves, too, framed by sleek, fine tannins. Try from 2021. (12/16/20)"

91 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The 2018 “Willamette Valley” bottling of Pinot Noir from Résonance Wines is composed from fruit from the two estate vineyards owned by the winery, Résonance Vineyard and Découverte Vineyard, as well as additional grapes purchased from other nearby vineyards, including Hyland Vineyard in McMinnville. The wine is raised in twenty percent new oak for fifteen months prior to bottling and the 2018 comes in at 13.5 percent octane. It delivers a lovely, youthful nose of black cherries, sweet dark berries, raw cocoa, woodsmoke, dark soil tones, just a whisper of fresh herb tones and a very discreet framing of new wood. On the palate the wine is bright, full-bodied and beautifully balanced, with a fine core of fruit, very good soil signature, ripe, buried tannins and a long, tangy and nascently complex finish. This is still a puppy and needs five to seven years in the cellar to really blossom properly, but all of the constituent components are in place for an excellent bottle in due course. For around thirty dollars per bottle, it is an outstanding value! 2026-2055. (Nov/Dec 2020)"

90 points Josh Raynolds (Vinous): "[$35 list] Shimmering ruby. Smoky, spice-tinged black raspberry and cherry aromas carry a subtle floral topnote. Lively dark fruit and floral pastille flavors are deepened by a licorice nuance and a hint of bitter chocolate. Silky in texture and appealingly sweet, finishing with sharp focus and spicy persistence. 20% new French oak. Drink: 2021-2027. (Aug 2020)"
Product SKU 339239
Producer Résonance
Country United States
Region Oregon
SubRegion Willamette Valley
Varietal Pinot Noir
Vintage 2018
Size 750ml
Color Red
ABV 13.5%
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