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2008 Belle Glos Pinot Noir Taylor Lane Vineyard

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SONOMA
  • 90 WS
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 118056-2008-750-1A

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    Ripe plum and cherry pie aromas fold over onto the palate, giving this a rich, fleshy, full-bodied mouthfeel. A dash of red and black licorice chimes in before this firms on the finish. 760 cases made.
    Drink Dates: 2010-2016
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Ripe plum and cherry pie aromas fold over onto the palate, giving this a rich, fleshy, full-bodied mouthfeel. A dash of red and black licorice chimes in before this firms on the finish. Drink now through 2016. 760 cases made. 'JL
    Drink Dates: 2010-2016
    Author: PLTC090868
A project initiated by Chuck Wagner of Caymus fame, Belle Glos represents a dramatic shift in California winemaking practices. Wagner had grown Pinot Noir on his Napa property in the 1960s and bottled it under the Caymus label until 1990, but realized Napa Valley did not provide optimal conditions for this cool-climate varietal. Shifting the focus from winemaking techniques to winegrowing location, Wagner's son Joseph sourced the first fruit for the Belle Glos label in 2001 from a 30 year-old vineyard in the much cooler, and coastal, Santa Maria Valley. The Wagner family had taken over that vineyard in 2000 and subsequently dropped fruit to reduce yields, creating the foundation for a wine of balance and purity. Joesph Wagner oversees winemaking at Belle Glos, producing a Pinot Blanc, a Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir blend, and three single vineyard Pinots: Taylor Lane Vineyard (Sonoma Coast); Clark & Telephone Vineyard (Santa Maria Valley); Las Alturas Vineyard (Santa Lucia Highlands).

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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 49 bottles owned
  • 14 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 90
    (Out of 14 collectors)