Résonance, Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon


This is the estate Pinot of the extra-ordinary winery established by Louis Jadot in the Willamette valley in Oregon.

The wine is sensational and though perhaps not as concentrated as the single-site wines, it offers an amazing array of complex flavours, from dark fruits to spices, all held in perfect tension in a wine that is never over-powering or cloying. A brilliant example of a premium wine style, classic wine-making and a world-famous region.

Flavours of red and black cherry with bright floral notes leading to fig and cedar flavours as this elegant wine develops into its seventh year. On the palate, the restrained wineshows brooding weight and subtle power with ripe red fruit and black cherry flavours, outlined by fresh minerality and balancing acidity.

This is an excellent example of how and why the wines from this region in the right hands can achieve such wonderful heights. It's also how and why premium Pinot Noir should be made and is significantly good value when compared to other world regions making wine from the same grape!

93 Points Wine Spectator, top 100 wines

Interestingly, both the Louis Jadot winery and the actual state of Oregon were established in the same year, 1859. This is a circular story between France and the USA, and in particular between the Jadot and Kopf families.

Rudy Kopf, a New York wine importer, became the first agent for Jadot wines in the USA in 1945. Such was the relationship and respect between the two families, that in 1984 Madam Jadot passed ownership of the whole Jadot business to the Kopfs.

Their joint search for a project outside Burgundy began in 2000 and it was in 2013 that their search took them to the Resonance vineyard in Oregon (note the spelling: no acute accent just yet...).

The wines from the vineyard were already great, but with the know-how of Jadot's Burgundy estate manager Pierre-Henry Gagey and his family (who had been running the show in the vineyards since the 1950s), a rocket was set off and the region suddenly had a brand new super-star winery.

The word Resonance, they say, evokes many great things to come. And retaining the letters, they changed it, when officially naming the winery, by adding the accent to the e (é), at once stamping French ownership and retaining international familiarity. Clever. A certain... Résonance.

Region: Oregon

Country: USA

Grape(s): Pinot Noir

Style: Svelte, Structured, Silky, Round, Medium Full, Elegant, Complex, Broad, Balanced

Best food matches: Steak, Red Meats, Lamb, Fine Dining, Charcuterie

Alcohol: 13.5%

Why buy from us?

When you buy wine from The Allotment Wine Co. you're helping a small Irish company that in turn supports small, sustainable wine producers who grow the grapes and make amazing wines. We only work with partners who share a deep respect and connection with the land and its traditions, witnessed in a firm commitment to quality and sustainability. All of which makes for better wines.

Delivery & Returns

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We charge €7.99 per delivery for quantities less than that.

Our hours for processing orders are between 9am - 6pm Monday to Friday.

We pack your online wine order along the following timelines:

Wine orders for delivery in Dublin, received before 12pm on weekdays are prepared so that delivery should be expected the next working day.

Wine orders for nationwide delivery, received by 12pm on weekdays are prepared so that delivery should be expected two working days later.

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Hi, I'm Chris Gifford.

And you're very welcome to The Allotment Wine Co.

When you wine from me, you're supporting a small Irish business which in turn supports small, sustainable wine producers, as well as other small, dedicated Irish wine importers.

When selecting wines, I look for partners who share a deep respect and connection with the land and its traditions, witnessed in a firm commitment to quality and sustainability. All of which makes for better wines.