We’re shipping two Pinot Noirs in the first allocation of 2016.
Members of the Cloudy Day Club – our wine club that receives our Pinot Noirs three times a year – can look forward to two different Pinots in this package.
We’re sending the Fleuvage – our anyday, medium-bodied PN that works wondrously with light pasta dishes, poached wild salmon or crumbled goat cheese on toast.
We’re also sending some RED SKY rosé because – SPRING! The 100% Pinot Noir, made in the saignée method, is our go-to casual wine all year. But it’s especially welcome during the warm months when it makes a great partner with lighter foods served at room temperature or cooler. It’s a picnic in a glass.
photo by Jennifer Schell
The wines will be shipped in a 2 to 1 ratio. If you’re a Straight Six member, for example, you’ll get four Fleuvage and two RED SKY. There’s still time to add to your order. Cloudy Day Club members should contact us to put more wine in your shipment.
Not a Cloudy Day Club member? Just head to our website to subscribe. It’s better than ever to be a member because we’ve just made shipping FREE.
There’s still time to join. There’s about 13 days left before cut-off on the day this was posted.
After a long wait, we’re releasing this special edition Cumulus Nimbus. This is a single-barrel, handcrafted Pinot Noir from the 2013 vintage. The fruit was chosen cluster by cluster from our source vineyards on the Naramata Bench and fermented in a small, segregated batch. Aged for 14 mos in French oak and further bottle conditioned until its early release to Cloudy Club members a few weeks ago, this Pinot Noir is the epitome of our wine making goals and sets our performance bar a few notches higher.
We reserve the Cumulus Nimbus name for vintages of exceptional conditions. 2013 was the first vintage since we began Black Cloud in 2008 that we felt confident in making such a declaration.
Each bottle is numbered and personally signed by the winemaker and only 275 were produced. Best way to obtain is to head over to our Cloudy Day Club site and hit the ‘store’ tab. We ship anywhere in Canada.
We don’t have a lot of “sales” in the traditional retail sense but we do like to reward our customers and attract new ones who really enjoy their Pinot Noir.
Yup, that’s all we make. This year has been excellent and the new harvest is looking exceptional. We’ve moved our administration offices and our production scene and there’s plenty more change on the way. We’re celebrating and giving everybody a chance to stock up their cellars with Black Cloud by knocking 20% off their order.
You can order through our online store at www.blackcloudwine.ca ,call us at the office (number below), or track us down in person! Use coupon code TAKE20
This is a good time to start thinking gift giving (how about a magnum of Altostratus?) and getting hold of some your favourite vintages before they run out.
Remember, Cloudy Club members get additional savings with this offer. To become a member, just go to the www.blackcloud.ca site and subscribe to one of the 3, 6 or 12 bottle packages that we deliver three times a year.
If you’re in Penticton, why not drop by the Cannery Trade Centre and visit our new offices? We’d love to see you but do call first as we’re open by appointment or by chance during the fall and winter months. The number is 778.476.1655
We’re heading to Vancouver and the Lower Mainland of BC over the next couple weeks to debut our new RED SKY release. The 2013 RED SKY rosé is the big news – a fresh and lively addition to your patio or festive table and, of course, 100% Pinot Noir. We’ll also have our Altostratus and Fleuvage on hand and you will have an opportunity to taste these 2010 vintages just to see how each evolves in the bottle and to explore the vintage characteristics.
The rapid growth for BC winery Black Cloud is cause for celebration in this new year – and the reason for the announcement of a new partnership with Mondiale Fine Beverage Ltd., a Vancouver-based wine agency.
Black Cloud has attracted a strong following since its introduction in 2008. Up until now, the winery owners have been doing most of the distribution with the help of some independent sales people.
“We love being in the community and interacting with our customers and sales partners but there’s only two of us – to be effective in the marketplace we’ve opted to join forces with the experts at Mondiale,” said Audralee Daum, Black Cloud owner and chief financial officer, “Paul Jordan and his team have proven capabilities in wine sales and they ‘get’ what we’re doing as we reach for excellence in each vintage.”
Created in 2008 by winemaker Bradley Cooper and his partner Ms. Daum, and based in the Okanagan, Black Cloud makes Pinot Noir exclusively in several value tiers. Distinct vineyard-designate vintage bottlings are their hallmark.
Mondiale Beverage Imports is the brainchild of industry veteran Paul Jordan. He’s joined by Frank Gregus and Tamara San Martin.
Mondiale Fine Beverage Ltd will be responsible for all accounts in the Vancouver – Whistler – Lower Mainland area. Black Cloud will continue to personally serve the Okanagan and BC interior regions. Representation on Vancouver Island and the Islands is maintained by Quench! Wines (Rayna Corner)
Interested parties are urged to contact Paul and his Mondiale associates at:
This is the new Black Cloud site. This is where we’ll be having our conversation about great food, stimulating travel and great Pinot Noir. We’ll be posting about the places we go, how we make our wine, our influences, the foods we enjoy and what our customers and fans have to say about wine and our Pinot Noirs. We hope you’ll visit frequently and contribute your comments as we give you our take on life in wine country.