Elouan, the result of California winemakers venturing up to Oregon, one of the world’s renowned Pinot Noir regions. The 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: Willamette, Umpqua and Rogue Valleys, which harmonize beautifully when blended together. 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 Pinot Noirs from other regions.
Harmonious and elegant on the palate with flavors, of rich red plum, bright cherry, subtle earthiness and a hint of sweet tobacco, creating complex layers with soft, refined tannins.
Bright acidity with firm red berry fruit flavors combined with tart, dried apricot and concentrated minerality. The mid-palate is rich and expansive with fresh acidity that carries flavors of freeze-dried berries and clementine rind through the long-lasting finish.
Lush fruit flavors of dark plums, cherries and blackcurrant jam are framed by a velvety mouthfeel and a sweet, red fruit core with touches of spice and earthiness. Good structure and depth of flavor, with soft tannins balanced by a fresh lingering acidity.
Deep aromas of plum, red cherries and black currant jam with subtle touches of toasty vanilla and spice. Rich, ripe fruit flavors of plum, cherry, mixed berry jam, and blackberry. Smooth tannins round out the mouthfeel.
Lush and layered aromas of cranberry, strawberry jam and pomegranate mix with aromas of cocoa and spice. Elegant, bright and textured with flavors of cassis, strawberry, cherry, and hints of allspice and bacon. Rich and balanced with refined tannins.
We have managed to achieve ripe fruit characteristics, while retaining the quintessential Oregon Pinot Noir subtleties and nuances of bright acidity and a rich earthiness to the wine.
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