Résonance, Willamette Valley (Oregon) Pinot Noir 2018

($37):  The 2018 Résonance Pinot Noir is Jadot’s eighth vintage.  Unsurprisingly, the wines just get better and better.  Their 2018 is riper and slightly more robust — black cherries rather than red ones — than their 2017, yet conveys the same lovely freshness and vivacity.  There’s also a engaging hint of tarry minerality and subtle bitterness in the finish that adds to its appeal.  Still, it’s very much in a Burgundian style of Pinot Noir.  This is a real success especially considering the grapes are not entirely from their vineyards.  It’s impossible to know whether the added oomph is a result of a riper year, older wines, or just a different proportion of estate versus purchased fruit.  This wine has blossomed and filled out substantially since I lasted tasted last year.
94 Michael Apstein Sep 14, 2021