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Elouan Pinot Noir 2015

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SKU 26430

750ml

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Elouan is the result of Californian winemaker, Joe Wagner, venturing up to Oregon, one of the world’s renowned Pinot Noir regions, with a goal to produce Pinot Noir with depth of flavor, vibrancy and suppleness. For this wine we brought together fruit from three regions along Oregon’s coast; Umpqua, Willamette and Rogue Valleys, which harmonize beautifully when blended as one. The diversity of these cool climate areas combined with an elongated growing season creates wine with intense structure, while maintaining a vibrant acidity that differentiates it from any California Pinot Noir.

Growing Season
The 2014 vintage in Oregon was outstanding —the kind we haven’t seen for a long time, with above average temperatures and a very even growing season that led to higher Brix. We see greater varietal intensity in the fruit—more of a ‘ripe Burgundy’ style. Fruit from the Umpqua Valley AVA shows the most intensity while subtlety is seen in the Willamette Valley Pinot Noirs.

Tasting Notes
This 2014 Elouan Pinot Noir is richer and more full bodied than what is typical of Oregon Pinot Noir, which generally is very lean. Bright ruby red in color. Ripe cranberry, sweet cinnamon and fresh cherry create an inviting bouquet, with a subtle earthiness. The palate shows texture and weight with firm acidity that carries the flavor through. The flavor profile shows red plum, bright cherry, minerality, dusty earth, and a hint of sweet tobacco, creating rustic layers of flavor with soft refined tannins.

Food Matching
Pork loin, pan-seared salmon, Peking duck or veal with a mushroom sauce.

March 2016 Bremer's Staff Pick
Bremer’s March staff pick has been chosen by co-owner, Tim Bremer. He has an extensive background in the wine industry and a great love for wine. When he is not busy at work in the office or spending his days off on the golf course, Tim enjoys helping customers find the perfect wine. While he does not usually prefer Pinot Noirs produced in Oregon, Eluoan Pinot Noir has quickly become one of his favorites. So give it a try, his recommendations never disappoint. 








 
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country United States
Region Oregon
Brand Elouan
  • ws88

Wine SpectatorSupple and generous, with plush blueberry and currant fruit on a velvety texture, lingering gently. Drink now through 2019. 12,840 cases made.

Harvey Steiman, February 28, 2017