92 point Pinot Noir from Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Outlandishly low case price ($14.99 each). Cloudline.
The 92 point 2015 Cloudline Pinot Noir is fabulous. It’s the best Cloudline Pinot yet. It’s made by star winemaker Véronique Boss-Drouhin who was originally from Burgundy before she spent over 25 years making award-winning wines at Domaine Drouhin in Oregon. The vineyard sources for Cloudline are top-notch. They now include Domaine Drouhin’s famous RoseRock Vineyard, which supplies 25% of the fruit. This excellent Willamette Pinot Noir isn’t $50 or $40, though, like many Oregon Pinots with outstanding ratings, great fruit sources, and top-notch winemaking. It’s not even $30 or $25. It’s regularly just $20.99! Our special e-mail sale means you can get a case for just $15.99 per bottle!
2015 Cloudline Pinot Noir Willamette Valley (Oregon, USA)
E-mail Sale! 1-5 bottles: $18.99 per bottle
6-11 bottles: $16.99 per bottle
12+ bottles (case): $15.99 per bottle
- To order, just call either Arrowine location. We’re at 703-525-0990 (Arlington, VA) or 202-785-0785 (Washington, DC).
- Please call the location where you would like to pick up your order.
- The wine arrives tomorrow, Friday, May 19th, 2017.
- The Sale price is good for one week or until supplies are gone.
Why Drink Willamette Valley (Oregon) Pinot Noir?
Oregon’s Willamette Valley makes some of the world’s greatest wines, especially wines from the beloved pinot noir variety. This is proven, again and again, in tastings. Oregon’s Willamette Valley region made more wines (3) honored by the Wine Spectator as one of the Top 100 Wines of 2016 than the entire countries of France (home of Burgundy) and New Zealand combined!
Almost everyone I know loves drinking pinot noir from Oregon’s Willamette Valley. The region offers a unique, special and mesmerizing expression of the complex and elegant pinot noir grape variety. Good Willamette pinot can offer ripe and expressive fruit, combined with subtle, elegant complexity. The experience lies somewhere between complex, firm and cellar-worthy red Burgundy and rich, opulent California pinot.
Still, few people I know drink Willamette Pinot as often as they’d like. Pinot noir is difficult to grow, and in Oregon, it tends to be made in painstaking, small quantities. It means prices are often $30 to $50 per bottle (or more) for quality Willamette Pinot Noirs.
About Cloudline Pinot Noir:
Today we are thrilled to offer the single finest Willamette Pinot Noir I’ve ever tasted at a price this low. It’s the fantastic 2015 Cloudline Pinot Noir “Willamette Valley” made by star winemaker Véronique Boss-Drouhin, of Domaine Drouhin fame. It’s from the fantastic 2015 vintage (more on the vintage below). It’s the best Cloudline Pinot Noir yet made, and the highest rated. Shockingly, you can order it today for less than the release price of the very first vintage of Cloudline Pinot Noir, 2002, which sold for $19 over a dozen years ago!
Cloudline Pinot Noir is 100% pinot noir sourced from some top vineyards in Oregon’s famous Willamette Valley. The vineyard sourcing has changed slightly over the fourteen vintages of Cloudline, but it has always been sourced from quality, low-yielding vineyards in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Starting with the 2014 vintage, 25% or the fruit for Cloudline comes Domaine Drouhin’s famous RoseRock Vineyard!
About the 2015 Vintage in Oregon:
2015 was a great vintage in Oregon. It was a long growing season that allowed growers to harvest great quality, clean, healthy fruit at optimal ripeness. Critics have been giving the vintage high praise. The 2015 growing season for Oregon Pinot Noir was rated 93-96 points by the Wine Spectator (90-94 means “Outstanding”, 95-100 means “Classic”). The Wine Enthusiast gave the 2015 vintage for Willamette Pinot Noir a rating of 94 points. That vintage rating is tied with 2006 and 1999 as the highest rated vintage ever for Willamette Pinot Noir (yes, it’s even ahead of 2014, an excellent vintage that they rated 93 points).
Here’s what Cloudline’s winemaker said about the 2015 vintage in Oregon’s Willamette Valley: The warm, long growing season brought us a second straight harvest of exceptional quality. Pinot Noir is a very accurate reflection of a given season’s growing conditions, which is why the beauty of 2015 is so clear in this Cloudline.
Here’s how it tastes:
Cloudline’s winemaker said:
“On the nose, the earth and fruit clearly say Oregon. Nicely structured, with good complexity, the 2015 Cloudline Pinot Noir has deep, dark berry fruits, blue fruits and cola nuts on the nose and palate. A long, complete finish wraps the experience up nicely.”
Famed critic James Suckling (formerly of the Wine Spectator and now with JamesSuckling.com) rated this 92 points and wrote:
“A real Oregon pinot with walnuts, plums and hints of chocolate. Medium and rounded tannins and a juicy finish. Delicious and lively. Drink and enjoy. 92 points.” JamesSuckling.com, Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Again, to order just call either Arrowine location. We’re at 703-525-0990 (Arlington, VA) or 202-785-0785 (Washington, DC). Please call the location where you would like to pick up your order. The wine arrives tomorrow, Friday, May 19th, 2017. Our sale prices are good for one week or until supplies are gone.
Thank you for taking the time to read about the excellent, 92 point, 2015 Cloudline Pinot Noir and our outlandishly low sale price!