2017 Resonance 'Resonance Vineyard' Pinot Noir Yamhill-Carlton District

$69.95

Our signature estate-grown wine, Résonance Vineyard Pinot Noir is the pure expression of our organically dry-farmed Résonance Vineyard, planted on un-grafted rootstock in 1981. Our Pinot Noir grapes are handpicked just steps from The Winery and hand-sorted upon arrival. During elevage, we control the juice with a light touch honed over 170 years of winemaking in Burgundy, boosting each vintage to achieve its most natural elegance and complexity. Résonance Vineyard Pinot Noir unveils the immense character, the “somewhereness” of this original site, within the Yamhill-Carlton AVA
An intense color with nice red tinges. The nose is complex, with notes of black cherry, blonde tobacco, black truffle, violet flowers, and noble essences of wood. The palate reveals a perfect harmony between the tannic structure and the aromatic complexity, while the minerality gives a vibrant finale, suggesting a long life.

Varietal:
Pinot Noir
Winemaker:
Guillaume Large
Vintage:
2017
Aging:
17 Months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 30% New
Appellation:
Oregon
Sub-Appellation:
Yamhill-Carlton
Vineyard:
Resonance Vineyard
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Pinot Noir
Alcohol %:
13.5%
Score Wine Enthusiast:
92
Score Wine Spectator:
92
SKU #:
1051146
Size:
750 ml Bottle
WE92

Wine Enthusiast

Lovely aromas of blackberries, along with hints of pepper and smoke, lead into a tasty wine with even more berries and plums. Aged 17 months in 30% new oak, it's got a streak of roasted coffee, and further highlights of Dr Pepper, buoyed with ample acidity. 

WS92

Wine Spectator

Offers a sinewy beam of minerally acidity and lively tannins, framed by black cherry and forest floor accents that build tension toward a tight ending. Hands off for now. Best from 2022 through 2028.