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2009 Belle Glos Pinot Noir Clark & Telephone Vineyard

  • 93 WS
  • 90 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 80624-2009-750

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    A rich, extracted style that's dense, but also very complex and detailed, with spicy berry flavors that fan out nicely while retaining their focus, gaining depth on the finish. 2,777 cases made
    Author: James Laube
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    Deep ruby. Exotically perfumed, oak-spiced aromas of red and dark berries, spicecake and licorice, with a vanilla note gaining strength with air. Broad and fleshy but energetic, offering sweet raspberry and blackberry flavors and notes of licorice and smoke. Finishes on a gently tannic note, with lingering spiciness and an echo of vanilla bean. This wine could handle the richest red meat dishes.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: November/December 2011
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: Eclipse 3g
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: BoxsterVino
  • Anonymous | Rating: 93

    Drink Dates: 2012-2019
    Author: CCrea
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Drink Dates: 2013-2019
    Author: cats
  • Self | Rating: 95

    A wonderful pinot noir with hints of cola and ripe fruit. Went great with our meal of basil chicken. What a value @$40 per bottle!
    Author: Todd7
  • Anonymous | Rating:

    Winning pinot noir at 2011 Christmas party.
    Author: buddysvino
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

  • 159 bottles owned
  • 34 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 34 collectors)