Cloudline Cellars

Owner(s) Dreyfus-Ashby & Co
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Cloudline is produced exclusively for importer Dreyfus-Ashby & Co., under the guidance of consulting winemaker, Veronique Drouhin-Boss (of Joseph Drouhin and Domaine Drouhin Oregon). The first vintage was 2002. This Pinot Noir is a negocient label, with grapes sourced from multiple vineyards within Oregon. Production is high (37,000 cases) and the wine is inexpensive ($20).

Reviewed Wines

2017 Cloudline Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., $22, screw cap. From the Drouhin family. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. The nose offers aromas of briar, dried herbs, new oak and a hint of cherry. Light in weight and shallow in concentration, offering oak-infused flavors of cherry and red berry. The tannins show up in force on the finish. Score: 85. Reviewed November 17, 2018 ARTICLE »

2016 Cloudline Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., $14.99. Bottled by Cloudline Cellars, Dundee, Oregon. A Drouhin family label. Currently a featured wine at Trader Joe’s stores and widely available in supermarkets. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Lovely aromas of cherry, spice, malt and earth. Good richness and juiciness in a mid weight style featuring a core of black cherry fruit accent with an oak compliment. Forward drinking, rather elegant, with minimal tannins and a modest finish. Very good Pinot character at this price point. The wine held up in the glass over several hours. Score: 89. Reviewed February 21, 2018 ARTICLE »

2007 Cloudline Oregon Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., $16.50. A project of Dreyfys, Ashby & Co located in McMinnville, Oregon. The consulting winemaker is Véronique Drouhin-Boss of Domaine Drouhin. · Aromas of spiced fruit compote, especially cherry, with a hint of oak and acetyl. Red fruit driven, soft and silky with supple tannins and a dry finish. Reviewed March 26, 2009 ARTICLE »

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