The wine has a very nice ruby color with at first a restrained bouquet that opens up after few minutes. Aromas of ripe fruits and spices are supported by nice and subtle oak notes. The mouth is tight, lively and at the same time mellow. On the palate the tannins are well integrated, with a nice structure, displaying a very interesting minerality typical of the Résonance Vineyard soil.
Résonance Vineyard is situated in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA, which is located within Oregon's Willamette Valley, just west of Carlton at the foothills of the Coast Range. It is a 13ha property, with 8 ha of vineyard planted with Pinot Noir. The vineyard sits on a convex portion of a low, west-east oriented ridge emerging out of the Coast Range, at an altitude of 80 to 150 meters above sea level. Soils are primarily Willakenzie (old sedimentary deposits) and Yamhill (ancient submarine basaltic soil).
Spring and summer of 2013 were particularly warm, reaching record temperatures. The grapes were fully ripe around the third week of September and the first part of the vineyard was picked on 16-17 September. The remaining grapes were left hanging for a little while longer and the second half of the vineyard was harvested on 27-28 September, ahead of a heavy rainstorm that blew in from the Pacific, and which lasted several days
Traditional red wine vinification followed by 15 months ageing in French oak barrels (50% new).
- Grilled and Roasted Red Meats
- Mild Creamy Cheeses