Joe Wagner has accomplished more in the winemaking world that most have in an entire lifetime. He's made a name for himself with his highly coveted single-vineyard selections from around California – from the Taylor Lane Vineyard in Sonoma Coast, to Clark & Telephone in Santa Maria Valley, Las Alturas in the Santa Lucia Highlands, and Dairyman in the Russian River Valley. But there was one more frontier he had yet to conquer – Napa Valley. Most of Napa is simply too hot for the thin-skinned grape, so Wagner knew he needed the perfect location for his newest and most challenging adventure. Working closely with local growers, he found the Eulenloch Vineyard in the prestigious Carneros AVA – an area known for its cool foggy mornings, rainy days, and unrelenting breezes. In other words: the ideal recipe for creating dense, balanced, flavor-packed fruit. The inaugural 2014 release of Eulenloch Pinot Noir was met with rave reviews and excited frenzy – after all, it seemed impossible that Joe could out-perform the phenomenal success of his classic 'Wagner style.' But with its sophisticated, plush flavors and ethereal complexity, this wine is undeniably one of 'California's most succulent and most intense Pinot Noirs'. 'Incredibly deep and hedonistic,' critics have raved, enveloping your palate with mouth-coating flavors and leaving you with a 'feeling of utter completion and comprehension of a true high-class wine.'
The 2017 Eulenloch offers deep aromas of ripe cherry, blueberry, and juicy blackberry leading into opulent layers of baker's chocolate, blackberry, vanilla, and baking spice, with refined tannins and a silky, long finish that just keeps on giving. Less than 2,000 cases produced.