This Elouan Pinot Noir is richer and more full bodied than what is typical of Oregon Pinot Noir, which generally is very lean. Bright ruby red in color. Ripe cranberry, sweet cinnamon and fresh cherry create an inviting bouquet, with a subtle earthiness. The palate shows texture and weight with firm acidity that carries the flavor through. The flavor profile shows red plum, bright cherry, minerality, dusty earth, and a hint of sweet tobacco, creating rustic layers of flavor with soft refined tannins.
Delicate and refined, the 2017 Elouan Pinot Noir offers a pure expression of this varietal from a cool growing region. The wine's tart cranberry flavors and crisp finish pair it well with lightly grilled salmon steaks.