Black Cloud 2012 Fleuvage Pinot Noir - 87pts

Black Cloud 2012 Fleuvage Pinot Noir (Naramata Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC 

Availability: Private wine shops or direct from the winery here
Cost: $25
Alcohol: 12.6%
Production: 98 cases
Date Tasted: April 1st, 2014

Tasting Notes: The 'Fleuvage' could be considered the younger sister, or perhaps, the understudy, to 
Black Cloud's showcase Pinot Noir 'Altostratus'. Lighter, unassuming and even innocent, one could say. The analogy certainly applies to the light-bodied palate where subtle, huckleberry, truffle and cedar flavours would be drowned-out by the 'louder' Altostratus in direct comparison, but when enjoyed on its own, makes for a pleasant, modest expression of Pinot Noir.

The quaff-able nose, too, is quite light with classic Pinot Noir aromas of red fruit and forest floor. Overall, the wine represents its terroir admirably; a youthful vineyard along the Naramata Bench. Enjoy the Fleuvage as you wait for your Altostratus to mature. Drink now-2015.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2014

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