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Belle Glos Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley Clark & Telephone Vineyard 2005

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Clear, dark ruby color. Rich strawberry/cranberry aromas with a hint of sweet, smoky oak. In the mouth, firm acids yield to full, ripe cranberry flavors and silky tannins. The wine’s crisp acidity and moderate tannin seem to extend the fruity, lightly smoke-tinged cranberry finish. This Sonoma Coast bottling was created to showcase the potential of this emerging coastal growing region. The grapes we selected came from three vineyards within the sub-appellations of this area, each of which produced Pinot Noir with its own character. In blending these wines together, we wanted to achieve a multi-layered wine that revealed the fruit’s origins but also expressed the many flavors of the coastlands. Even within the confines of the Sonoma Coast appellation, there are important differences in site, soil and climate. In wines produced from the western area, cherry notes are well developed and acidity is slightly higher. In the east, the fruit notes are darker and more earthy. In the inland area, the wines are full bodied and fruity with sweet tannins and beautiful balance. In combination, these characteristics enhance and build on each other.

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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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Snooth User: dustinem
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09/02/2008

Five glasses


External Reviews for Belle Glos Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley Clark & Telephone Vineyard

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
04/04/2011

The 2005 Pinot Noir Las Alturas Vineyard possesses a broad texture, deep, sweet fruit, forest floor, black raspberry, cherry, and currant aromas, and beautiful purity as well as seamlessness. Al... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2005 Belle Glos Pinot Noir Las Alturas Vineyard 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/09/2012

A combination of both rich fruit and spice is found in the 2005 Pinot Noir Clark and Telephone Vineyard. Notes of sweet plums, cherries, currants, loamy soil, and herbs are found in both the aromas and medium to full-bodied flavor profile. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2005 Belle Glos Pinot Noir Clark & Telephone Vineyard 1500ml



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Clear, dark ruby color. Rich strawberry/cranberry aromas with a hint of sweet, smoky oak. In the mouth, firm acids yield to full, ripe cranberry flavors and silky tannins. The wine’s crisp acidity and moderate tannin seem to extend the fruity, lightly smoke-tinged cranberry finish. This Sonoma Coast bottling was created to showcase the potential of this emerging coastal growing region. The grapes we selected came from three vineyards within the sub-appellations of this area, each of which produced Pinot Noir with its own character. In blending these wines together, we wanted to achieve a multi-layered wine that revealed the fruit’s origins but also expressed the many flavors of the coastlands. Even within the confines of the Sonoma Coast appellation, there are important differences in site, soil and climate. In wines produced from the western area, cherry notes are well developed and acidity is slightly higher. In the east, the fruit notes are darker and more earthy. In the inland area, the wines are full bodied and fruity with sweet tannins and beautiful balance. In combination, these characteristics enhance and build on each other.

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