Elouan Pinot Noir 2017
Elouan Pinot Noir emulates the successful sourcing philosophy we introduced with Meiomi: blending the top Pinot Noir regions together for a richer, more complex style than what you could achieve by sourcing from one small area. In this instance, our grapes are grown in the great Oregon Valleys of Willamette, Umpqua and Rogue. The diversity of these cool climate areas elongates the growing season, developing intense structure, while maintaining a vibrant acidity to differentiate it from any California Pinot Noir.
A spirited little red, with lively cherry blossom and sassafras flavors that end on a snappy note. Drink now through 2022.
Not as successful as the previous vintage, this big-production wine leans heavily on flavors of vanilla and tobacco rather than its rather light and generic red berry fruit. It could be an inexpensive Pinot Noir from just about anywhere. Drink soon.