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Cloudline Pinot Noir 2021 Review

I was pleasantly surprised with this Pinot Noir. It comes from one of the world’s most famous wine regions for Pinot Noir production: Willamette Valley, Oregon, U.S.A.

Cloudline pinot noir 2021 vintage.

Pinot Noir is often called the heartbreak grape. It is a difficult grape to grow and to make wine with. It has very thin skins that are prone to disease in the vineyard, and it also takes effort to extract enough colour and tannin from the thinner skins during the winemaking process. It requires skill and experience to make a good-tasting Pinot Noir, and Cloudline Pinot Noir has all the markers of a quality wine. Well-made Pinot Noir wines are not cheap due to those factors, and there are a lot of cheap Pinot Noir wines that do not taste that good.

Cloudline Pinot Noir combines quality and a reasonable price to make this Pinot Noir a must-try in your wine-tasting experience.

In recent years, the Willamette Valley in Oregon has become one of the benchmark regions in the world for high-quality Pinot Noir.

Cloudline Pinot Noir 2021 Background Information

Owned by the Domaine Drouhin Oregon portfolio

The Drouhin family is one of Burgundy, France’s oldest and most well-known winemaking families.

Vineyard: Roserock Vineyard

Region: Willamette Valley, Oregon, U.S.A.

U.S. Pricing: $19.95

Canadian Pricing: $28.95

Cloudline Pinot Noir 2021 Tasting Notes

Appearance: Pale Ruby

Nose: Perfumed fruit notes of cherry, plum, raspberry, blackberry, blueberry, cranberry, and clove.

Palate: It is a dry wine with notes of red cherries, red currant, raspberry, red plum, tomato leaf, cranberry and spice.

Balance: Very good structure and balance between the fruit, acidity and alcohol.

Length: Medium plus finish.

Intensity: Medium-plus with soft tannins.

Complexity: Medium-plus with lots of flavour concentration

Cloudline Pinot Noir 2021 Quality Assessment

This is a very good wine. It has a lot of flavours, and the balance between the fruit and the acid is very good. The finish is pleasant and lingers on the palate more than many wines.

If you want a light-bodied red wine with lots of juicy fruit flavours, this is a well-suited wine for sipping on its own or for sharing with charcuterie.

Cloudline Pinot Noir 2021 Food Pairing

Like many versatile food wines, this wine would go well with tomato-based dishes and soft cheeses. You can also pair it with lamb and creamy sauces.

Cloudline Pinot Noir 2021 Rating

I give it 4 out of 5 stars.

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