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Belle Glos Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley Clark & Telephone Vineyard 2010

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Clark & Telephone is one of three Belle Glos single-vineyard labels. This vineyard is located near the intersection of two lonely roads in the Santa Maria Valley (Santa Barbara County) hence the name "Clark and Telephone". This maritime site yields loose clusters with small, intensely-flavored berries. Through heavy pruning and crop-thinning techniques, we were able to bring the composition of these grapes into balance at harvest while preserving the spice-box notes, elegant texture and rich fruit core that are the hallmarks of the site.

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

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,396
3.50 5
11/19/2012

Carob, licorice and herbs greet the nose along with creamy black cherry cola notes and a touch of juniper spice. Nicely put together on entry. Slighty larger scaled but well balanced, this delivers intense tart black cherry fruit on the palate with spicy oak framing notes. Creamy vanilla and licorice accents lead to a slightly sweet/dry type of finish with spicy tannins clipping the finale. There's a hint of heat here as well. I can see the appeal here: nice mouthfeel, big fruit, well-measured oak and it's well done, but it still leaves me a little flat. 89pts


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Snooth User: Andy Lopez
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5.00 5
11/18/2012

This wine was fully bodied and like velvet. It was one of the best Pinots that I've had in a long time.


Snooth User: bobrdwr
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4.50 5
04/08/2013

One of the best Pinot Noir's I've tasted.


Snooth User: jtfitts
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4.50 5
05/20/2012

Four and a half glasses


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

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
04/12/2012

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 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. In 2008 a long slow growing season led to harvest at the end of October. The grapes were de-stemmed and fermented slowly 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.


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
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 several Pinot Noir hot spots including this vineyard in the Santa Maria Valley.


External Review
03/10/2013

Established in 1972, the Clark & Telephone Vineyard was planted 'own root' to the Martini clone. This heirloom clone of Pinot Noir was one of the first to grace the California coastlands and has become something of a lost treasure. The site offers pronoun


External Review
02/09/2012

Purple core, with paler ruby rim. Baking spices, candied red fruit, and pronounced rose petal aromas. Dark cherry flavors roll across the palate, backed up by a pinch of pepper. This robust wine appeals to those wanting a smooth, full red. If enjoyi... Roland Hankerson. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2010 Belle Glos Pinot Noir Clark & Telephone Vineyard 750ml



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Clark & Telephone is one of three Belle Glos single-vineyard labels. This vineyard is located near the intersection of two lonely roads in the Santa Maria Valley (Santa Barbara County) hence the name "Clark and Telephone". This maritime site yields loose clusters with small, intensely-flavored berries. Through heavy pruning and crop-thinning techniques, we were able to bring the composition of these grapes into balance at harvest while preserving the spice-box notes, elegant texture and rich fruit core that are the hallmarks of the site.

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