Monday, May 11, 2009
After my Daughters Talent Show a couple nights ago we decided to meet another family for dinner at our favorite Italian restaurant "Salvatores".
Brian and Laura ordered a nice bottle of Pinot Noir. They have had it several times during recent visits to the restaurant. Needless to say they also love Salvatore.
Wine Pick: Cloudline Pinot Noir, from Oregon.
Laura thought it was very soft and round, with some berry flavors. Craig thought it was nice, not his favorite. Karen (me) thought it was a bit lighter than our usual finds and agree it was soft with a definite hint of berry.
This is what Cloudline Cellars has to say:
Cloudline Cellars represents a first for us at Dreyfus, Ashby & Co.: 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 as the home for this exciting project.
Our goal is very specific: to create the best, most delicious and consistent value in Oregon Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris today. We are fortunate to have access to top sources, growers and vintners who understand and support what we’re trying to accomplish. We have also enlisted the expertise of Véronique Drouhin-Boss, who has graciously agreed to be our consulting winemaker, or more appropriately, our “reference palate.” In practical terms, she makes sure the quality never waivers.
We think you’ll agree that Cloudline is a lot of wine for the money, the perfect case purchase for wine lovers who want something special on a regular basis. Or, for new enthusiasts, it’s a great introduction to the best of what Oregon can offer, even at a value price.
Send us your comments we would love to hear from you!