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Cloudline Pinot Noir 2013

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Clouldine is owned by Dreyfus Ashby (importer for Joseph Drouhin Burgundies), and boasts Veronique Drouhin as a consultant winemaker. This Oregon Pinot Noir is a beautiful ruby in color and offers aromas of berry fruit, blackcurrant and spice on the nose. On the palate, a wonderful texture and a long, flavorful finish. A lovely, elegant red wine from the Willamette Valley.

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Cloudline Cellars:
Cloudline Cellars represents a first for Dreyfus, Ashby—our own wine. Given our love for Pinot Noir and our long history developing Domaine Drouhin Oregon and other fine wines, it’s probably not surprising that we would choose Oregon’s Willamette Valley as the home for this exciting project. In 2002, the Drouhin Family of Burgundy created Cloudline Cellars. Already well k... Read more
Cloudline Cellars represents a first for Dreyfus, Ashby—our own wine. Given our love for Pinot Noir and our long history developing Domaine Drouhin Oregon and other fine wines, it’s probably not surprising that we would choose Oregon’s Willamette Valley as the home for this exciting project. In 2002, the Drouhin Family of Burgundy created Cloudline Cellars. Already well known for Domaine Drouhin Oregon, the Drouhins wanted to offer an elegant, authentic Oregon Pinot Noir that would be approachable young and more widely available than the DDO wines. All fruit is sourced from low-yield vineyards in the Willamette Valley, and is vinified under the eye of consulting winemaker Véronique Drouhin-Boss, Cloudline has quietly become one of Oregon’s most successful brands. The 2013 Pinot Noir remains true to its reputation for high-quality and value. From the beginning, the Cloudline wines have been a hit with wine lovers in the U.S., and can now also be found in Brazil, Canada, Japan, Norway and Sweden.   Read less

Member Reviews for Cloudline Pinot Noir

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Snooth User: abeamon
3270666
4.00 5
12/14/2009

Four glasses


Snooth User: Matt2014
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2.50 5
Vintage: 2012 02/08/2014

Two and a half glasses


3.50 5
Vintage: 2011 08/24/2013

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: jtryka
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 02/26/2012

Now I'll be the first to admit that I am not the biggest fan of Pinor Noir, but having lived in Portland for a few years and traveling extensively throughout the Willamette Valley, I have to admit it kinda grows on you! The 2008 Cloudline Oregon Pinot Noir is not a pure Willamette Valley wine, but is a blend of wine from a variety of Oregon vineyards. This is one of the lighter Pinot Noirs that I've had, and it tends to have more delicate flavors than some heavier wines. The wine itself has a nose that is somewhat woodsy, with mild floral aromas, that hints at the lightness. As for the taste, it's a fruit forward wine with hints of blackberry and an almost honey-like sweetness, with a finish that was somewhat lacking. This wine is light enough that I would hesitate to pair it with a full meal, instead I think it's an ideal wine for a cheese course, particularly made up soft cheeses that would not overpower the delicate nature of this wine. Overall, I would rate this wine a solid 3.5, it's certainly not a "knock your socks off" sort of wine, but for the $12-15 price tag, it certainly is a value among Oregon Pinots!


Snooth User: chiyuan
271119131
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 05/13/2012

Descent Pinot for the price, need more structure


Snooth User: kunkles
87421763
5.00 5
Vintage: 2008 06/30/2011

smooth, minerals, a nice light wine that is perfect for summer.


Snooth User: ParkHaydn
90903428
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 08/06/2011

A great Pinot for a great price. Fruity, mild tannins, a great wine for every day.


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External Reviews for Cloudline Pinot Noir

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/14/2015

TASTING NOTES: The 2013 Cloudline has a brilliant ruby color and medium body, which is true to Oregon Pinot Noir. On the nose and following through on the palate, I find bright red and black cherries, with a framework of cola nut and ripe dark fruit. Tannins are soft, and the finish is graceful. This is a wine to enjoy tonight, or sometime in the next 3-5 years. - Véronique Drouhin DESCRIPTION: The 2013 growing season in Oregon’s Northern Willamette Valley was warm and relatively even. Picking began in early September under clear skies, and after a surprise burst of weather, optimal conditions returned for the last few days of picking. The result is an interesting marriage of cooler and warmer year characteristics, making 2013 a unique, balanced and exciting vintage in the Northern Willamette Valley. FOOD PAIRINGS: Pinot Noir is well-suited to pair with poultry, beef, fish, ham, lamb and pork. It will play well with creamy sauces, spicy seasonings and may just be one of the world's most versatile food wines.


External Review
Source: eVintner Wines and Spirits
10/04/2012

Deep ruby red in color, this wine is soft and round on the palate, with a focus on cherries and red fruits. An overall fruit forward wine that is thoroughly enjoyable.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2011 01/21/2013

Cloudline is deep ruby red, a sign of its classic Pinot Noir character. On the palate, the wine is soft and round, with a delightful core of cherries and red fruits. - Winery


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2009 01/21/2013

Cloudline is deep ruby red, a sign of its classic Pinot Noir character. On the palate, the wine is soft and round, with a delightful core of cherries and red fruits. The structure is perhaps even a bit better than the much-admired 2005 Cloudline, and the overall fruit-forwardness makes for a wine that is thoroughly enjoyable now and for the next several years to come. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2008 01/11/2013

Cloudline wines are a project of importer Dreyfus Ashby, vinified with guidance from DDO's Veronique Drouhin. It's a professional product, clean and straightforward, with tart red fruits and striking acidity. The tannins, ripe and firm, provide some finishing heft. - P.G. ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2008 05/11/2011

WE: 86 Points


External Review
Vintage: 2007 01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesThe Cloudline Pinot Noir has a beautiful, dark ruby color. The nose develops well in the glass, and it possesses an intense aromatic bouquet, reminiscent of spices, blackcurrant and other red and black berries. On the palate, Cloudline offers a caressing texture and a long flavorful finish. A lovely, elegant wine to be enjoyed now or over the next few years.


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Clouldine is owned by Dreyfus Ashby (importer for Joseph Drouhin Burgundies), and boasts Veronique Drouhin as a consultant winemaker. This Oregon Pinot Noir is a beautiful ruby in color and offers aromas of berry fruit, blackcurrant and spice on the nose. On the palate, a wonderful texture and a long, flavorful finish. A lovely, elegant red wine from the Willamette Valley.

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