Belle Glos Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands las Alturas Vineyard 2010

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When planting this 15-acre vineyard, we matched various Pinot Noir clones to individual slopes and soil attributes of the land. Our yields are deliberately kept low in order to preserve the fruit intensity these clonal choices have given us.

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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

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

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Snooth User: Kyle Graynor
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3.50 5
10/18/2012

Cherries. A little fruity, smokey, vanilla, oaky. Very heavy, but fairly well balanced.


Snooth User: Kate Statton
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3.00 5
10/15/2012

A little leathery with cherry, some vegetal notes and good oak. A short finish. I don't like the acidic feel of this, though. (cool climate)


Snooth User: addus
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5.00 5
11/08/2012

Five glasses


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

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
03/13/2012

Our Las Alturas Vineyard is located in the southern portion of the Santa Lucia Highlands, known locally as the Mission District. Its coastal climate is cool, but enjoys warmer afternoon temperatures and tamer winds than the northern portion of the appellation. The combination of the climate with site-specific farming consistently produces pinot noirs of great texture, depth and balance. - Winery


External Review
04/03/2012

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.


External Review
02/10/2012

Purple core with a wide pink rim. The complex nose leaps out of the glass, with blue flowers, blackberry liqueur, sweet black cherry, and hints of tar, followed by aromas of mint chocolate, spice, and ocean air. The confected note is carried through ... Cory Gowan. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2010 Belle Glos Pinot Noir Las Alturas Vineyard 750ml



When planting this 15-acre vineyard, we matched various Pinot Noir clones to individual slopes and soil attributes of the land. Our yields are deliberately kept low in order to preserve the fruit intensity these clonal choices have given us.

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