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Belle Glos Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Taylor Lane Vineyard 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

Very dark ruby color. Deep aromas of bright berries mixed with sweet toasty cedar notes. The flavors of cherries, berry pie and cola are abundant with great focus. The medium weight on the palate with balanced acidity lead the flavors through and beyond a supple, tannin laced 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

Editorial Reviews for Belle Glos Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Taylor Lane Vineyard

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,721
3.50 5
11/19/2012

Dark and earthy on the nose with caramel and vanilla notes wrapping up the minty and tarry black fruit. Smells fairly medicinal. A bit chunky and foursquare on the palate with tannins that are quite obvious and which slightly obscure the fruit here. There's a Tootsie Roll quality on the palate along with red cherry fruit and licorice notes on the back end. There's lots of spicy wood accent notes and a bit of drying wood on the back end along with leather and vanilla. The tannins remain assertive on the finish, which also shows a bit of heat. Lighter bodied but reminds me of Zinfandel. 87pts


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Snooth User: Sara Kay
10735211,390
3.00 5
10/12/2012

Sweet strawberries and raspberries. Not very acidic, but not much else to it


External Reviews for Belle Glos Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Taylor Lane Vineyard

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

Dark, opaque purple. The nose offers up perfumed aromas of ripe plum, cherry and raspberry with light floral and spice. Upon entry, this delivers a soft, layered mouthfeel and surprising weight for a pinot, muscular rather than heavy. The rich fru... John Perry. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2009 Belle Glos Pinot Noir Taylor Lane Vineyard 750ml


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Source: NapaCabs.com
07/06/2011

Very dark ruby color. Deep aromas of bright berries mixed with sweet toasty cedar notes. The flavors of cherries, berry pie and cola are abundant with great focus. There is a medium weight palate and balanced acidity.


External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
09/23/2011

"Very dark ruby color. Deep aromas of bright berries mixed with sweet toasty cedar notes. The flavors of cherries


External Review
09/26/2011

Here is another outstanding Belle Glos Pinot Noir, produced by none other than Caymus Vineyards. The Wagner Family purchased prime vineyard property for Pinot Noir including this lot in the Sonoma Coast Appellation. The vineyard gets so much cooling from the altitude and the ocean breezes that the vines are trellised to stretch out parallel to the ground in order to soak up maximum direct sunlight. And obviously it's a perfect science because the wine is intensely rich and flavorful. Wine Spectator scored this wine whose production is less than 1,000 cases, 92 points saying "Notably oaky, yet very complex, extracted and deep, with rich dark berry fruit that shows touches of spice and mineral. Picks up a hint of mocha on the finish. Drink now through 2018."



Very dark ruby color. Deep aromas of bright berries mixed with sweet toasty cedar notes. The flavors of cherries, berry pie and cola are abundant with great focus. The medium weight on the palate with balanced acidity lead the flavors through and beyond a supple, tannin laced finish.

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