Fleuvage is a local weather term coined by a Penticton weatherman. It means ‘snow of little consequence’.
The 2006 Fleuvage Pinot Noir (SOLD OUT, but inventory remains on stores shelves) is described by Sean Calder of Vinifico http://www.vinifico.com/?p=1398
The nose has the classic bits of earth to its dark cherry fruit along with a powerful spicy edge. The flavours pretty much play that out. There’s a yummy splash of dark cherry and ripe strawberry fruit followed by a wallop of what I can only describe as Chinese all-spice with a medium-long earthy and mineral-edged finish. There’s also a very healthy dose of tannins on that finish as well, which makes me think this wine could use some time in your closet/cellar before it’ll see its best drinking days. Tasty and complex stuff. Give it 6 months to a year and you’ll be really happy.
2008 Altostratus Pinot Noir
As described by Liam Carrier of Icon Wines/Icon Scores
Tasting Notes: Produced by current Township 7 winemaker Bradley Cooper, the “Altostratus”, the high-end wine of a duo of Pinots produced by his micro-label side project, can take its place among the top Pinot Noirs of the valley. The gorgeous nose shows excellent typicity for a top BC Pinot combining ripe, red berry fruit aromas with savoury forest floor, oak, vanilla, potpourri and spice notes. Welcomed continuity flows to the dry palate with both juicy, red fruit and earthy characters and mild, integrated tannins. Finish is a tad short for this price-point but is very well-balanced while it lasts offering some lingering spice and tartness. Drink 2011-2013.