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2013 Belle Glos Pinot Noir Clark & Telephone Vineyard


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SKU: 80624-2013-750

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  • Self | Rating: 88

    Inky purple. Savory cherry, raspberry, and other ripe red fruits on the medium intensity nose. A light feel on the palate, with medium acidity and present but muted tannins. Flavour profile on the palate is medium intensity, with very ripe red fruits- including prominent cherry and plum, with underlying oak spice and a bit of residual sweetness. The finish is medium plus, with lingering oak spice and a touch of alcohol. An in-your-face wine that is easy drinking for how powerful it is, but this is not an elegant and subtle Pinot!
    Author: ajbergren
  • Self | Rating: 93

    On the nose vanilla bean, strawberry, raisin and a hint of leather. Missing tannins and acidity, but still a very unique pinot. Very enjoyable for the style. Not what you would expect from a California pinot noir. Definitely give it a try!
    Author: Jonasty
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

  • 69 bottles owned
  • 23 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 91
    (Out of 23 collectors)