The 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.
Not as successful as the previous vintage, this big-production wine leans heavily on flavors of vanilla and tobacco rather than its rather light and generic red berry fruit. It could be an inexpensive Pinot Noir from just about anywhere.