Joseph Wagner of the "Caymus" Wagners has branched out. After conquering the Cabernet world he moved on to Pinot Noir and absolutely crushed it with Belle Glos and Meiomi. This is his second vintage of Elouan Oregon Pinot Noir and once again he's making it look easy. Emulating his very successful sourcing philosophy namely, blending grapes from the top Pinot Noir regions together for a richer, more complex style than you could achieve by sourcing from one area. So top quality grapes from prime vineyards in Willamette, Umpqua and Rogue Valleys are sourced. The diversity of these cool climate areas elongates the growing season, developing intense structure, while maintaining a vibrant acidity to differentiate it from California Pinot Noir. With a superb 2014 vintage in Oregon, this wine shows beautiful balance with vibrant acidity supple tannins and a fruit character that stands out as bright and distinctive, clearly showing the Wagner family stamp. Don't miss it!!
I keep coming back to this as one of the most flavorful, supple, and satisfying pinots that I've tasted in years. It is also one of my family's favorites. It seems that the Wagner family has done it again!