Elouan Pinot Noir Oregon 2019

$20.99

Description

Elouan Pinot Noir Oregon 2019

FROM THE BEGINNING, OUR GOAL WITH ELOUAN WAS TO PRODUCE PINOT NOIR AND CHARDONNAY THAT SHOWCASED OREGON’S PREMIER WESTERN MARITIME REGIONS. WE BRING TOGETHER FRUIT FROM THREE DISTINCT TERRAINS THAT HARMONIZE BEAUTIFULLY WHEN BLENDED AS ONE, TO CREATE WINES WITH INTENSE STRUCTURE AND VIBRANT ACIDITY.

GROWN IN THE FOOTHILLS OF OREGON’S COASTAL RANGE
Fruit from three regions renowned for Burgundian varietal wines in Oregon:

NORTHWESTERN OREGON

The coolest of the regions, it can be difficult to fully ripen the grapes. It is a worthy contributor to any Pinot Noir blend, offering up fresh cranberry and rose petal notes with an intense acidity.

WEST-CENTRAL HILLS

The most consistent of the regions and the predominate force in the wine, this region produces a vibrant acidity, a soft structure, and flavors of cherry, rhubarb, and freshly tilled earth.

SOUTHWESTERN OREGON

Offering deep plum notes and a rich mouthfeel with plenty of depth, the valleys here provide a robust element to the blend with abundant, yet supple tannins and a sweet red fruit core.

WINEMAKING PHILOSOPHY

Pinot Noir is at its most pure and nuanced when grown in a temperate, cool climate. The delicate attributes of this grape along with its tendency for early maturation mean that Pinot Noir requires
lower temperatures and ample sunlight to achieve optimal ripeness. The unique climate, diversity of soil types, and the gentle sunlight’s influence on both canopy and fruit form the foundation of
this wine’s northern character.

TASTING NOTES

Dark ruby red in color, this wine opens up with aromas of dark cherry, persimmon, dark chocolate, and sweet pipe tobacco. The palate is rich, robust, and well-balanced, with solid structure and intense flavors of Bing cherry, cocoa, candied cranberry, and boysenberry. Superb depth and concentration complement rich tannins and lead into a smooth medium finish.

FOOD PAIRING

Salmon with arugula, feta, and quinoa, flank steak with chimichurri, or heavy ricotta and ravioli with a light red sauce.