Deep burgundy in color, this wine opens up with aromas of boysenberry, fig jam, black currant, and a hint of chicory. The palate is well-balanced with notes of fresh cranberry, rhubarb, and a lingering white pepper finish. Incredible depth and concentration complement rich tannins and lead into a smooth, medium finish
Food Pairing – bacon-crusted cedar plank salmon, or a roasted beet and arugula salad topped with walnuts and goat cheese, roasted pork loin with thyme and garlic, caramelized mushroom flatbread, or tuna tartare.
About Elouan Winery – Joe Wagner Winemaker
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 distinct terrains along Oregon’s premiere Western vineyards which harmonize beautifully when blended as one. The diversity of these districts along with a lengthy growing season create wines with intense structure, while maintaining a vibrant acidity that sets them apart from other wines.
Pinot Noir is at its most pure and nuanced when grown in a temperate, cool climate. The delicate attributes of the grape and its tendency for early maturation means that Pinot Noir requires lower temperatures and ample sunlight to achieve optimal ripeness. Grown in the foothills of Oregon’s coastal range, an ideal location for the resonant style of Elouan Pinot Noir.
The name Elouan means “good light”, which is reflective of the typically cool summers, yet abundant sunshine found in this northern hemisphere winegrowing region. The unique climate, diversity of soil types and the gentle sunlight influence on both canopy and fruit, form the foundation of this wine’s northern character.