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Belle Glos Pinot Noir Clark & Telephone Vineyard 2013

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A blockbuster new Pinot from Caymus Belle Glos is a partnership between Chuck Wagner and his son winemaker Joseph Wagner They make Belle Glos Pinot Noir from single vineyards this one from the Clark Telephone Vineyard in the Santa Maria Valley

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Belle Glos Wines:
Belle Glos showcases distinctive Pinot Noirs produced from some of California’s top wine-growing regions. The vineyard locations can all be described as coastal, but the climate differences are significant, depending on the amount of fog, wind, sunlight, and soil type at each site. Each wine is crafted to distill the purest essence of the vineyard into elegant expressions of California... Read more
Belle Glos showcases distinctive Pinot Noirs produced from some of California’s top wine-growing regions. The vineyard locations can all be described as coastal, but the climate differences are significant, depending on the amount of fog, wind, sunlight, and soil type at each site. Each wine is crafted to distill the purest essence of the vineyard into elegant expressions of California Pinot Noir. Winemaker Joseph Wagner chose the name Belle Glos (pronounced BELL GLOSS) to honor his grandmother, Lorna Belle Glos Wagner, a co-founder of Caymus Vineyards. Read less

External Reviews for Belle Glos Pinot Noir Clark & Telephone Vineyard

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Source: WineExpress.com
02/04/2015

Belle Glos is a super premium Pinot Noir produced by none other than Caymus Vineyards and the striking red wax capsule is a statement to the exceptional character of this wine. The Wagner family purchased prime vineyard property in the several Pinot Noir hot spots including this vineyard in the Santa Maria Valley. Clark & Telephone Vineyard, located near the corner of Clark Avenue and Telephone Road in the Santa Maria Valley, is cooled by wind and fog that snakes in from the Pacific Ocean along a channel of the Santa Maria River. Established in 1972, the Clark & Telephone Vineyard was planted "own root" to the Martini clone. This heirloom clone of Pinot Noir, one of the first to grace the California coastlands, has become something of a lost treasure. 2013 was an outstanding vintage allowing the grapes to achieve suprb ripness. In this vineyard they allow these dense Martini Clone Pinot grapes to ripen to where the grapes just start to dimple. This really brings the depth of flavor that this wine is known for. A slow fermentation is followed by aging in 60% new French oak barrels for nine months. Bursting with aromas of cinnamon, cherry and hints of spiced tea. On the palate the wine is plush with brown spice and sweet oak flavors, layered with deep blueberry and strawberry. Lively acidity leads into a long finish with supple tannins.



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A blockbuster new Pinot from Caymus Belle Glos is a partnership between Chuck Wagner and his son winemaker Joseph Wagner They make Belle Glos Pinot Noir from single vineyards this one from the Clark Telephone Vineyard in the Santa Maria Valley

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