Black Cloud 2011 Altostratus Pinot Noir (Okanagan Falls) Okanagan Valley - BC
Availability: Private wine shops or direct from the winery here
Production: 101 cases (750ml), 52 magnum bottles
Date Tasted: April 1st, 2014
Tasting Notes: Produced by current Township 7 winemaker Bradley Cooper, the 'Altostratus' is the high-end Pinot of a duo of wines produced by his micro-label side project, Black Cloud. Where its younger sister is 'subtle', the Altostratus is 'supple' with a lush, harmonious expression of BC Pinot Noir that combines a sweet-scented, joyous nose of ripe red fruit, pot-pourri and spice aromas with a well-balanced, red fruit'n'earth palate structured by fine tannins and fresh, alpine berry acidity.
Give this beauty another year in the bottle for further integration. Drink 2015-2018.
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