Jackson Estate Cloud Landing Pinot Noir 2020
Situated on the undulating hills between the San Pablo Bay and the Pacific Ocean, Cloud Landing is perched in the fog line more often than not, but still exposed to the persistent wind from the Petaluma Wind Gap. The grapes are challenged not only by the wind, but also the cool, long days that make this site ideal for developed flavors and natural acidity in Pinot Noir. Aromas of bright raspberry, strawberry and rhubarb pie with a hint of forest floor and a savory richness on the palate.
93 points, Erin Brooks, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, July 2022
92 points, Audrey Frick, JebDunnuck.com, Aug 2022
The 2020 Pinot Noir Jackson Estate Cloud Landing offers rich floral aromas of black cherry liqueur, candied violets, and spice, followed by a full-bodied, textured red revealing notes of ripe red plum, turned earth, and nutmeg. Drink 2023-2030.
93 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinouse, Jul 2021
The 2019 Pinot Noir Cloud Landing is a powerful, brooding wine. Blueberry, plum, sage, mint and a whole range of savory, cool-climate accents fill out the layers, with earthy, gamy notes beneath that add darkness.
Aged 8 1/2 months in 100% French oak, 33% new.
Elevation: 160 – 260 feet
Soil: Diablo clay formed from weathered shale, sandstone, and consolidated sediments.
Climate: Mediterranean climate with maritime influence due to the proximity to the San Pablo Bay and Pacific Ocean.