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2013 Belle Glos Pinot Noir Las Alturas Vineyard

  • 93 WS
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 157061-2013-750

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Spares no expense, with lavish smoky, black licorice-scented oak framing a rich core of dark berry, anise, boysenberry and savory herb notes. Full-blown and expressive through the persistent and mouthcoating finish.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating:

    great bottle, rich and deeply extracted
    Author: Cellar Dweller 33
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Last night, we enjoyed a 2013 Belle Glos Alturas Pinot Noir made by the Wagners, one of Napa Valley's first families of winemaking. Big yet easy-drinking, the wine was named for Lorna Belle Glos Wagner, the late grandmother of winemaker Joe Wagner. The fruit was sourced from the cool-climate Alturas Vineyard on California's Central Coast. The wine is deep red with a mix of blackberries, cranberries and plums. It's full-bodied and assertive, making it a great partner to almost any red meat, including beef and lamb. Although it's made in a bigger, more assertive style, I'm pairing this bottle with my homemade Coq-au-vin ' a traditional partner to Pinot Noir. A Wine Spectator 93-pointer, it's a prime example of California Pinot Noir. Highly recommended!
    Drink Dates: 2015-2020
    Author: PurpleTeeth
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Very chewy for the grape but a delicious wine. Very excited to see how this develops over the next 5 years.
    Drink Dates: 2015-2020
    Author: bdean11
  • Self | Rating: 94

    What a wonderful Pinot! Chewy and dark with a blackberries and cherries on the palette. Beautifully silky, with notes of vanilla and licorice, with just a hint of smoke. A must try for pinot lovers!
    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

  • 210 bottles owned
  • 36 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 36 collectors)