I just like saying the name Elouan. Kinda sounds like a mystical genie…Elouan.
And mystical it is. This is a new pinot from the Wagner family. Their foray into sourcing juice from Oregon. Part of the Copper Cane wine division, and they did a good job. This should not of course be compared to Meiomi, The very successful pinot that has just been bought. No, this one can stand on it’s own. I enjoyed this wine immensely. It may be of a lighter body, but it has lots of flavor. A great wine with a lighter meal, salad,chicken or pork, or just to drink by itself
The nose is fruity, raspberry and cherry notes are in order very pleasant.
The color is light, almost see through. Typical of pinot, but not off putting.
Now the flavor. Very fruit forward, you are hit instantly with raspberry, cherry, even a seemingly cola flavor, an abundant amount of fruit is present The spice comes at the end, cinnamon and pepper. The end lingers for a time, but not everlasting.
Light to medium body, the wine is proportionally balanced making it a very enjoyable. A nice alternative to some of the very light pinots coming out of Oregon.