Cloudline wines are a project of importer Dreyfus Ashby, vinified with guidance from DDO’s Veronique Drouhin. It’s a professional product, clean and straightforward, with tart red fruits and striking acidity. The tannins, ripe and firm, provide some finishing heft.
Inexpensive Pinot Noir is perhaps the most difficult wine to make, but Cloudline gives it a good effort. Quite light, it has clean and pleasantly fruity flavors of red currants and berries; there just isn’t any weight to the wine. It’s almost ghost-like.