2018 Resonance Vineyard Pinot Noir

2018 Resonance Vineyard Pinot Noir

by JJ Buckley Fine Wines

2018 Resonance Pinot Noir

On Sale: $29.94  (was: $34.94)*

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"Followers of Jadot’s Burgundies, and traditional Burgundy in general, should definitely put these wines on their shopping list." - Vinous

Nothing gives quite so much validity to Oregon’s ‘Burgundian’ aspirations quite like the confidence of Burgundians themselves. Maison Jadot’s 'Resonance Vineyard is one of the newest old-world entrants in the Willamette Valley, and today’s 2018 Pinot Noir is offering some stiff competition in a region with no shortage of world-class Pinot Noir. Resonance is one of the oldest vineyards in the Willamette Valley, and with own-rooted vines farmed organically without irrigation, this is a seriously pedigreed Pinot Noir on par with Jadot’s top efforts back in Burgundy, but at only $29.94! Sparing no expense, Jadot even brought their long time winemaker Jacques Lardiere out of retirement to head up the project. With layers of red berry fruit, floral tones, and spice, today’s 2018 is a silky and complex Pinot that for under 30 bucks, is a remarkable value and all around delicious wine!

Resonance is the first vineyard Jadot has purchased outside of Burgundy in their two hundred years in business, and they have clearly brought the benefit of their experience with them, even using the same in-house cooper who makes their French oak barrels in Burgundy. The result is a set of Pinots that “strongly show their Burgundy bloodline, with firm structure and Old World aromatic profiles” (Vinous). The Yamhill Carlton AVA is defined by its ancient marine sediment and sandy loam, which produces beautifully red fruited, silky Pinot Noir. This is sure to appeal to long time Oregon fans as well as those of Jadot’s benchmark wines from the Cote de Beaune. Cheers!

93 points, Tasting Panel: "Jasmine and rose petals align with cinnamon tart on the nose. A heavenly earthiness abounds on the palate with sweet tobacco, dusty cocoa, and wild strawberry."

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."

90 points, Vinous: "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."

*Offer publication date February 8, 2021. Pricing and availability subject to change.