Disclosure: The wine was provided to me as media samples. All opinions are my own.
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It is no secret that Oregon produces top-quality Pinot Noir. Wine pioneers of Oregon’s Willamette Valley back in the 1960s knew the soils and climate were ideal for growing Pinot Noir. Even the French, producers of the world’s highest quality Pinot Noir took notice of Oregon and started expanding into the region. The French invasion started with Maison Joseph Drouhin in 1987 when he decided to purchase land in the Willamette Valley AVA sub-appellation of Dundee Hills. Soon other French wine houses would follow, including Maison Louis Jadot in 2013, purchasing the Résonance Vineyard in the sub-appellation of Yamhill-Carlton, also part of the Willamette Valley.
This month the French Winophiles are taking a closer look at Oregon + Bourgogne Tied Houses. Some in the group received samples from Domaine Drouhin Oregon and Résonance to taste and perhaps pair with a dish. I received a bottle of Résonance Découverte Vineyard Pinot Noir and paired it with Braised Chicken Thighs, Blackberries, and Fennel Purée. Join our Twitter chat on the subject, Saturday, December 19th, 2020, at 11:00 AM ET. Don’t miss more articles from the French Winophiles on Oregon + Bourgogne Tied Houses at the end of this post.…