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 the latest 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 2015, another outstanding 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!!
Ordered six bottles based on the reviews. Received shipment last week - just opened a bottle tonight....WOW! Just ordered another case - it's that good! If you enjoy a really good Pinot, look no further, this is as good as any.
I have only tasted a Pinot Noir one time but liked it. After viewing the video of the professional taster I decided to purchase a case thinking that if I did not like it I could give it as gifts to some of my friends. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that this is one of the best wines I have purchased. While I will gladly share a glass or two with my friends I definitely will not be giving any of the bottles away. I highly recommend this wine.
While I haven't opened one of the bottles just delivered because they are still resting after delivery, previous Elouan vintages and recent tastings of this vintage have consistently made it one of top choices for Pinot Noir.