Black Cloud Wine
Earlier this year we joined the Black Cloud Wine Club, mostly because a friend is their wine maker. By friend we mean a person who we met on Twitter and in person one time but had a great connection which of course was a love of great wine!

Our first three bottle wine box from the Club arrived a few weeks ago and of course we had to sample one of the three bottles right away!

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Black Cloud Cumulus Nimbus
The wine is 100% Pinot Noir – the first release of the flagship Cumulus Nimbus.  (In our opinion, Black Cloud makes some of the best Pinot Noir out there). The Cumulus Nimbus is a 2013 vintage, selected from a single barrel and hand-crafted from the day it was picked to the day it was bottled. Each bottle is numbered and signed by winemaker Bradley Cooper (not the actor). There were just under 300 bottles created.

As Club members we have the opportunity to purchase more Cumulus Nimbus at a substantial discount (something we will likely do).

While young, (because we had to open it right away) the wine is great. The first sips were big in flavour. We found it to be full of cherry with a little spice at the end. The next two bottles that we purchased will be excellent in about two years time. We are sure the flavour profile will change over the next 12 months or so (if we wait that long)! If you love Pinot Noir this is one you will want to purchase.


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