Resonance Vineyard sits on a convex portion of a low, west-east oriented ridge emerging out of the Coast Range. The ridge is hook-shaped, wrapping around to the east. The much higher High Heaven Ridge protects the property from the south. Panther Creek flows through the valley created between High Heaven and Resonance. The Coast Range rises immediately to the west of the property, creating a formidable weather barrier. As a result, Resonance is protected from inclement weather and wind on all sides, making it a particularly warm, dry site. The entire site is dry-farmed.
The vineyard floor is managed to maximize plant species diversity which helps maintain balanced insect populations. The vine canopy is intensely managed to provide maximum light and air penetration, as well as careful solar exposure of the fruit. Crop levels are monitored closely every year. The moderately dense spacing allows for fruit thinning, yielding very close to two tons per acre every year. All the fruit is hand harvested for very gentle processing.
We endeavor to grow fruit that effectively communicates the terroir that is Resonance Vineyard. The resulting wines are highly aromatic, with a broad palate and silky texture. The Pinot noir typically offers pomegranate and fresh raspberry fruit with a delightful clove-like spice. The acidity leaves the wine bright and lively; not heavy and cloying. In typical Resonance Vineyard fashion the tannins are polymerized leaving a silky, immediately enjoyable wine. We believe the wines improve in the bottle for four to seven years (depending on cellar temperature) and then hold for up to 15 years. The dry Gewurztraminer blend (g3) offers aromas of pineapple and coconut with cardamom and clove-like spice and the typical rich palate feel of Resonance Vineyard.
The own-rooted, non-irrigated vineyard consists of: Pinot noir 10 acres of Pommard planted in 1981 and 2006 7 acres of Wadensvil planted in 1987 and 2006 2 acres of 777 planted in 1995 Gew�rztraminer 1.5 acres planted in 1981.
Resonance Vineyard fruit (formerly Reed & Reynolds) has been sold to several wineries over the last 24 years. You may find older bottlings of the vineyard designated wine made by Sineann, Walnut City Wineworks, LaBete or Lemelson Vineyards.