Dominik Mueller

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2019 Résonance Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

Tasting note

2019 Résonance Pinot Noir

In 2013, Maison Louis Jadot started a new project in Willamette Valley in Oregon, where they discovered the Résonance vineyard and decided to produce “new world” Pinot Noir and Chardonnay with a Burgundian touch.

The 2019 Résonance Pinot Noir carries the name of the vineyard. It has a clear appearance, typical Pinot transparency, and a pale ruby colour. On the nose, it is clean and of medium intensity. The bouquet is rather charming, however, with cool notes that make this Oregon pinot special. A mix of red and dark cherries, cranberry, and smoky notes as well as refreshing hints of mint. The elegance says Burgundy but the cool smoke and menthol freshness give it a modern twist. On to the taste: Dry, medium acidity and tannins, the alcohol is well-balanced. This has a relatively full body, now more pronounced primary fruit notes, but the wine keeps its elegance and freshness. Red cherries, strawberries and cranberries. The finish is medium, carried by red berries. I liked this Oregon Pinot expression quite a lot. Perfect to enjoy now, with potential for more cellaring.

Drink from 2023 through 2029.

Tasted by Dominik Müller on Sunday, 26 November 2023.

Ratings

Flawed?no
DM:
12Wines with a DM9 to DM12 rating are very good wines, above average even in the world of fine wine. That means these wines have been produced really well. They are pure, balanced, and have no flaw whatsoever. They begin to show complexity. Moreover, these wines have their own character and transport typicity and terroir.
/ 20 ("very good")
Stars:
4Wines with a rating of 4 stars are excellent wines in their category. They are almost at the top of their peer group in terms of personality and complexity.
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Wine details

Vintage: 2019
Colour:red
Style:still (dry)
Assemblage:no
Grape variety: Pinot Noir
For assemblages, the main grape variety is shown.
Producer:Résonance
Country:USA
Region:Oregon
Subregion:Willamette Valley
Appellation: Willamette Valley AVA
Vineyard: n/a
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