Cloudline Pinot Noir Willamette Valley
147 Ratings
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147 Ratings
Cloudline Pinot Noir Willamette Valley

Wine Details

Varietal

Pinot Noir

Style

Red

Wine Description

On the nose, there is deep cherry and earth. On the palate, there is excellent weight and balance, with good structure, and substantial depth of fruit. It is a wine that offers immediate pleasure, either on its own, or better yet, in the company of a delicious meal. And though a good choice now and for any night of the week, this Cloudline is a classic Oregon Pinot Noir and can be enjoyed for several years to come. 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.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2009 Vintage) On the nose, there is deep cherry, black fruits and earth. On the palate, there is excellent weight and balance, with good structure, and substantial depth of fruit. Compared to 2008, the 2009 is a little more forward, like the very good 2006 and 2004 vintages, making it a wine that offers immediate pleasure. And though one can enjoy the wine over the next several years, there's no reason to wait!

Varietal

Pinot Noir

Style

Red

On the nose, there is deep cherry and earth. On the palate, there is excellent weight and balance, with good structure, and substantial depth of fruit. It is a wine that offers immediate pleasure, either on its own, or better yet, in the company of a delicious meal. And though a good choice now and for any night of the week, this Cloudline is a classic Oregon Pinot Noir and can be enjoyed for several years to come. 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.

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    Extra soft Pinot Noir taste. not a lot of fruit on the palate. Not much in terms of tannins. Just not an overly exciting wine.

    over 4 years
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    kind of disappointing. drinkable, and fruity but light. little substance. expected more from a 2008 Oregon Pinot.

    over 3 years
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    decent pinot noir with a lot of flavor in the front of your mouth, but very smooth going down

    over 4 years
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    fruity & smooth at first but finish is not clean.

    almost 5 years
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    full bodied but light and very cherry

    over 4 years
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    bright, tart, top Oregon growers

    about 5 years
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    good would recommend. balanced

    almost 5 years
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    light and smooth

    about 4 years
Expert Reviews
  • Wine Enthusiast
    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