The 2016 Résonance 2016 Hyland Vineyard Chardonnay from the historic vineyard in McMinnville region begins with a nose that is pure with citrus, white flowers, hazelnuts, and fine spices. The palate is well-balanced between the freshness of the acidity and the roundness of the mouthfeel, with white peach, caramel, and a hint of vanilla. The minerality has a substantial presence and is very expressive, with a nice fresh finish.
Résonance is Maison Jouis Jadot's first wine project outside of Burgundy, France since their founding in 1859.
Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay
Appellation: McMinnville AVA
Vineyard: Hyland Vineyard
Aging: 12 months in French oak, 20% new
Winemaker: Guillaume Large
Production: 130 cases
94 Points, "Editors' Choice" - Wine Enthusiast
"Another truly exceptional Chardonnay from Maison Jadot's Oregon project, this explosively aromatic wine offers a seamless mash-up of citrus, tree fruits and lemon verbena. Lighter suggestions of beeswax and a dash of pepper follow in succession through a finish with balance, length and precision." -PG, 10/1/18
93 Points - Wine Spectator
"Seamless and graceful, with stony mineral and lemon aromas that open to elegantly layered flavors of steely apple and spice that glide on a long finish. Drink now through 2021. 200 cases made." -TF, 8/31/18
92 Points - Vinous
"Brilliant straw-yellow. Vibrant citrus and orchard fruit, floral and smoky mineral scents show fine definition and pick up a hint of toasty lees with air. Juicy and penetrating in the mouth, offering concentrated Meyer lemon, pear and fennel flavors and a touch of honeysuckle. Shows impressive energy and solid thrust on a long, gently chewy finish that strongly repeats the floral note." -JR, Sep/2020