The wine has a very nice ruby colour 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).
The 2017 vintage was very dry, but was relatively cool. Luckily, the frost damage was minimal and a combination of moderate day temperatures and cool evenings resulted in relatively good yield and wonderful flavour concentration.
Traditional red wine vinification followed by 15 months ageing in French oak barrels (50% new).
- Grilled and Roasted Red Meats
- Mild Creamy Cheeses