Maison Louis Jadot is one of the largest, most recognized and important producers of wine in France. Since 1859, they have crafted nothing but Burgundy wine out of their facility in Beaune. So, it came as some surprise to the greater wine community when it was announced in 2013 that they would be acquiring vineyard property in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. Much like the story of Domaine Drouhin, this move continues a now-ongoing tradition of famed Burgundy producers finding green pastures across the Atlantic in the humble hills of Oregon. The site that was settled on was the Résonance Vineyard deep in the Yamhill-Carlton District – a 20-acre site that had been planted in 1981, and farmed organically without irrigation. The arrival of Jadot is just another chapter in the story that underscores that fact that Oregon has now unquestionably taken its place on the world stage for top-tier production of Pinot Noir.
From the Winery: “Our Willamette Valley Pinot Noir represents a blend of the finest vineyards in the Willamette Valley and includes grapes from our own estate vineyards, Résonance and Découverte.
We work with like-minded wine growers throughout the area who share our commitment to cultivating terroir-driven Pinot Noir. The result is a cuvée that offers an authentic representation of the Willamette Valley AVA.”
Nice intense and bright color. The nose is very fruity, with both red and black fruit, and has delicate spices—licorice and cinnamon—and floral notes. The palate reveals a balanced wine, with an excellent freshness enhanced by lacy minerality and the delicate flavors of cherries, blackberries, and raspberries.
The 2015 release of this wine was a Spectator Top 100 wine. This one is 93 points – Wine Spectator