Wine Scoop—Elouan Klamath's Kettle Reserve Pinot Noir 2017$0.00
Elouan Klamath's Kettle Reserve Pinot Noir 2017
90 points Wine Enthusiast
From fifth generation wine maker, Joseph Wagner, a reserve Pinot Noir you need in your cellar or on your shelf. This is your chance to get a boutique Pinot Noir from the family that created Caymus and Conundrum, and the wine maker that created the distinctive Belle Glos (red wax seal) for a price you will not find anywhere else.
Background: Elouan, the result of California winemakers venturing up to Oregon, one of the world’s renowned Pinot Noir regions. The goal: to produce Pinot Noir with depth of flavor, vibrancy and suppleness.
The name Elouan means “good light”, which is reflective of the typically cool summers, yet abundant sunshine found in this northern hemisphere winegrowing region. The unique climate, diversity of soil types and the gentle sunlight influence on both canopy and fruit, form the foundation of this wine’s northern character.
Joseph Wagner, Owner/Winemaker: Joe is a fifth generation Napa Valley winemaker with a dedicated passion for the business. In 2001 at age nineteen, he rolled up his sleeves and has yet to look back. His passion and natural talent for winemaking quickly became apparent after he started his own award-winning single vineyard Pinot Noir label, Belle Glos.
In January 2014, Joe formed Copper Cane Wine & Provisions, with the goal of focusing on innovations that have always captured his interest, and to find new ways to offer the highest quality products that satisfy consumers’ appetites for genuine craftsmanship. Elouan is a result of that vision: Oregon Pinot Noir with depth of flavor, vibrancy, suppleness and sense of place.
Tasting Notes: Color—Deep plum red with scarlet highlights. Aromas—Lively notes of raspberry, cranberry, and red cherry with hints of dry herbs. Palate—Rich and finessed, this Oregon pinot noir melds both ripe fruit flavors of cranberry, strawberry, and black fruit flavors of plum and currants. Exceptionally smooth tannins with a lingering finish.
Food Pairing: Crispy duck, roasted lamb with rosemary, roasted brussel sprouts, or broccolini.
Appellation: Rogue Valley, Oregon, USA
Grapes: 100% Pinot Noir
Aging: 8 months in a mix of new and seasoned French oak barrels; racked twice; once after malolactic fermentation was complete, and again at blending.
$27.99/bottle by the half case (6 bottles)
Order online by Wednesday at 3pm, pick up Friday at your chosen location!