Our 2017 Elouan Oregon Pinot Noir is a beautiful dark scarlet in color, with aromas of dried cherries and blackberry, high fruit notes with hints of vanilla and clove spice. The flavors are structured and balanced with bright red raspberry and cherry, boysenberry jam fill the palate, complemented by subtle notes of white pepper. Full bodied this Pinot Noir is complex with a smooth lingering finish. Pairs with roasted lamb chops with garlic and herb red potatoes, wild mushroom polenta, or goat cheese and walnut endive salad with raspberry balsamic drizzle.
Relaxed and fruit-forward, with appealing cherry and spice flavors. Drink now through 2025. 83,900 cases made.
The label asserts that this comes from "prime vineyards on Oregon's coast" (there are no Pinot Noir vineyards on the Oregon coast). However you interpret that, this is a weedy, bitter and somewhat dilute wine that captures little that is characteristic of either the grape or the state.