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Belle Glos Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands las Alturas Vineyard 2009

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Dense, dark garnet color. Aromas of juicy dark fruit, moist soil, vanilla and coco burst out of the glass. The palate is so rich that it can almost be chewed on. Flavors of pie filling, plum, cured meats and root beer enliven the senses. This wine has structural integrity with great depth. The balanced acidity leads to a provocatively supple finish.

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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
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External Reviews for Belle Glos Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands las Alturas Vineyard

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
12/24/2012

Saturated ruby. Complex nose offers cherry-cola, black raspberry, vanilla and dried rose. Sweet, primary flavors of dark berry compote and cherry skin, along with a suggestion of black tea. Dense, sappy, palate-coating dark fruit flavors gain energy and spiciness with air. Finishes with supple tannins and very good length, leaving vanilla and oak spice notes behind.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/17/2012

Bold, rich and layered, exhibiting dense dark berry fruit that shows touches of spice, wild berry and blackberry, with attractive floral scents. Full-bodied, this expands on the finish, where the flavors fan out. Best from 2012 through 2020. 2,852 cases made. -JL ** Only 8 in Stock **


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
12/02/2011

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 Santa Lucia Highland, famous for bold, distinctive Pinot Noir. Their Las Alturas Vineyard is a mere 15 acres and the sandy loam soils provide good drainage and yields are kept under two tons per acre. In this high altitude coastal enclave the carefully selected clones ripen slowly, developing rich, intensive flavors. Harvest wasn’t complete until mid October. After a de-stemming and a cold macerating the grapes ferment in controlled temperatures and the wine is aged 9 months in 60% new French oak barrels. The nose shows a rich perfume of strawberry, sugar plums, licorice and vanilla. There’s a core of fruit that pervades the palate of this deeply colored Pinot. The flavors unfold boldly showing strawberry, raspberry, black plums, star anise and vanilla. Grandson, Joseph Wagner is the winemaker. The Wine Spectator scored it 92 points saying "Bold, rich and layered, exhibiting dense dark berry fruit that shows touches of spice, wild berry and blackberry, with attractive floral scents. Full-bodied, this expands on the finish, where the flavors fan out. Best from 2012 through 2020."


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/16/2011

Dark burgundy. Aromas of berry, bramble spice, and cinnamon prevail initially, though the nose opens up even more with aeration. Despite the intensity of the bouquet, the palate shows concentrated textures with an ethereal core of fruit on the midpal... Chuck Hayward. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2009 Belle Glos Pinot Noir Las Alturas Vineyard 750ml


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Deliciously pure, rich and layered, with complex currant, blueberry and wild berry fruit thatandrsquo;s supple, deep and persistent, ending with ripe tannins. Drink now through 2023.


External Review
02/01/2013

Dense, dark garnet color. Aromas of juicy dark fruit, moist soil, vanilla and coco burst out of the glass. The palate is so rich that it can almost be chewed on. Flavors of pie filling, plum, cured meats and root beer enliven the senses. This wine has str



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Dense, dark garnet color. Aromas of juicy dark fruit, moist soil, vanilla and coco burst out of the glass. The palate is so rich that it can almost be chewed on. Flavors of pie filling, plum, cured meats and root beer enliven the senses. This wine has structural integrity with great depth. The balanced acidity leads to a provocatively supple finish.

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