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Cloudline Pinot Noir 2012 Wine Review

Cloudline Pinot Noir 2012

Cloudline Pinot Noir 2012

Oregon, United States

Community Score:88/100

Community Reviews: 10

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Price: $22.95

Drink: 2012-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Cloudline

Agent: FWM Canada

Natalie's Score: 87/100

Black cherry on the nose of this Oregonian red wine made from the state's best known red wine grape, pinot noir. Good acidity for food. Some notes of reduction on the mid-palate and finish.

Pinot Noir food pairings: roast turkey or chicken.

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This Cloudline Pinot Noir 2012 was reviewed on November 15, 2014 by Natalie MacLean

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  • 9 bottles
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Reviews and Ratings

Martha Kelly AIWS - CS rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:

Elegant and complex, this new world Pinot Noir has ripe red fruit, over beet root, violet, cola, and an earthy complexity. The soft, ripe tannins and refreshing acidity carry the flavours through on the long refreshing finish.
Pair with charcuterie.
Drink now or cellar until 2020.
Date tasted: November 2014.
Astrid Young - Sommelier ISG CAPS rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

At once earthy and savory, showing concentrated tomato and tomato leaf aromas, a hint of sweet beeswax and smoke. Full bodied for a PN and quite meaty up front, with an astringent acidity that first sweeps the palate with mineral, then delivers back dark fruit edged in a hint of creosote. Chewy tannins are ripe and balanced.
Nick Onischuk - Accredited Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

The Cloudline Pinot Noir 2012 is a light to medium bodied wine. Cherry, raspberry, and earthiness. Tasted November 2016 (89/100)
Douglas McMillan rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Strawberry, young cherry, a little pepper and herbs in the aroma, and strqwberry and pepper in the taste. Acidic enough to pair with a darker green salad with strawberries and balsamic vinegar.
Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Cranberry and vanilla on the nose, followed by tart red berry fruit, vanilla, pepper and a hint of dark chocolate on the palate. Well-balanced with bright acidity. Lingering spice and mocha on the finish.
Pamela Chiles rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Dusty, cherry, soft floral notes invite you in for a sip. More bright cherry, cranberry, fresh acidity and soft tannins follow through. Savour this wine slowly - it grows on you! Best with grilled chicken.
Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

Pale ruby with slow legs. Pretty perfume loft from the glass. Cherry, red berries, rose water, baking spices. This delicate Pinot is light-bodied with medium acidity. The floral component continues on the palate with a hint of sweetness on the medium length finish. A very elegant wine and easy sipping. Enjoy on it's own or a good accompaniment to poultry.
Tasted: November 2014
Shelley Harris rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

A wine with distinct pepper and dark cherry aromas and a peppery taste would go well with barbequed chicken and burgers.
Lori Kilmartin - WSET3 Sommelier rated this wine as 85/100 with the following review:

A nose predominant of cranberry, pepper and sour cherry. Medium acidity with low tannins. I would pair this with a goat cheese log topped with some cranberry jelly!
Tom Vigeant reviewed this wine as follows:

Earthy, peppery and slightly funky nose. Pleasant fruit on Palate but I find alcohol too present. Light to Medium body, very dry, particularly on the finish.

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