Belle Glos Las Alturas Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

$54.99

A blockbuster new Pinot from Caymus! Belle Glos is a partnership between Chuck Wagner and his son, winemaker Joseph Wagner. They make Belle Glos Pinot Noir from single vineyards, this one from the Las Alturas Vineyard in the Santa Lucia Highlands. A very rich & complex, fruit-forward stye Pinot that would go as well with steak as it would salmon dishes. The smallest production Belle Glos Pinot available! Get the new release before the ratings come out. Deep ruby red in color with intriguing aromas of sun-warmed blackberries, ripe plums, with hints of black licorice. A complexity of dark berry fruits unfold on the palate; blackberries and bing cherries along with dark chocolate flavors. Vanilla and cedar oak undertones on the mid-palate further enhance the wine. The overall impression is rich with refined tannins, firm acidity and explosive layers of ripe fruit.

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Ratings on Delectable

Sipping Fine Wine Delectable Pro

Las Alturas' Spanish for 'the heights', a fitting name, this vineyard located on one of the highest grape-growing benches in the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA. 4th gen Winemaker Joseph J. Wagner from a family with farming and winemaking roots in Napa since 1906. Met Joe several times. Deep Ruby (darkest Pinot I have come across, almost looks like a Cab). Rich berry flavors with cedar, spice and vanilla. Lingering ending with sweet oak notes. Consistent quality Nice! A Fav!

Las Alturas' Spanish for 'the heights', a fitting name, this vineyard located on one of the highest grape-growing benches in the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA. 4th gen Winemaker Joseph J. Wagner from a family with farming and winemaking roots in Napa since 1906. Met Joe several times. Deep Ruby (darkest Pinot I have come across, almost looks like a Cab). Rich berry flavors with cedar, spice and vanilla. Lingering ending with sweet oak notes. Consistent quality Nice! A Fav!

9.2

Ron R Delectable Pro

Surprisingly good. Really enjoyed this as it presented close to the varietal. OTT, but not too much.

Surprisingly good. Really enjoyed this as it presented close to the varietal. OTT, but not too much.

9.2

Sipping Fine Wine Delectable Pro

‘Las Alturas' Spanish for 'the heights', a fitting name, this vineyard located on one of the highest grape-growing benches in the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA. Winemaker Joseph J. Wagner is a 4th generation winemaker from a family with farming and winemaking roots in the Napa Valley since 1906. Met Joe on his recent trip to CT. Deep Ruby (darkest Pinot I have come across, almost looks like a Cab). Rich berry flavors with cedar, spice and vanilla. Lingering ending with sweet oak notes. Nice! A Fav!

‘Las Alturas' Spanish for 'the heights', a fitting name, this vineyard located on one of the highest grape-growing benches in the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA. Winemaker Joseph J. Wagner is a 4th generation winemaker from a family with farming and winemaking roots in the Napa Valley since 1906. Met Joe on his recent trip to CT. Deep Ruby (darkest Pinot I have come across, almost looks like a Cab). Rich berry flavors with cedar, spice and vanilla. Lingering ending with sweet oak notes. Nice! A Fav!

9.4

Ron R Delectable Pro

It’s a fun quaff. Not typical of the varietal, but still enjoyable.

It’s a fun quaff. Not typical of the varietal, but still enjoyable.

9.2

Sipping Fine Wine Delectable Pro

‘Las Alturas' Spanish for 'the heights', a fitting name, this vineyard located on one of the highest grape-growing benches in the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA. 4th gen Winemaker Joseph J. Wagner from a family with farming and winemaking roots in Napa since 1906. Met Joe on his recent trip to CT. Had this in FL eating dinner on the water! Deep Ruby (darkest Pinot I have come across, almost looks like a Cab). Rich berry flavors with cedar, spice and vanilla. Lingering ending with sweet oak notes. Nice! A Fav!

‘Las Alturas' Spanish for 'the heights', a fitting name, this vineyard located on one of the highest grape-growing benches in the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA. 4th gen Winemaker Joseph J. Wagner from a family with farming and winemaking roots in Napa since 1906. Met Joe on his recent trip to CT. Had this in FL eating dinner on the water! Deep Ruby (darkest Pinot I have come across, almost looks like a Cab). Rich berry flavors with cedar, spice and vanilla. Lingering ending with sweet oak notes. Nice! A Fav!

9.3

LM Segal Delectable Pro

Pinotfiles lament this wine, a scandalous PN with the heart of a Napa cab. I loved serving it beside the Ken Wright PN just to show in 2 sips the range of great wine that can come from this amazing grape. Rich, unctuous and always a crowd pleaser. Immense dark cherry concentration with a woodsy tannin length in a smooth and sexy package. Serve this blind and have fun with people.

Pinotfiles lament this wine, a scandalous PN with the heart of a Napa cab. I loved serving it beside the Ken Wright PN just to show in 2 sips the range of great wine that can come from this amazing grape. Rich, unctuous and always a crowd pleaser. Immense dark cherry concentration with a woodsy tannin length in a smooth and sexy package. Serve this blind and have fun with people.

9.2

Sipping Fine Wine Delectable Pro

‘Las Alturas' Spanish for 'the heights', a fitting name, this vineyard located on one of the highest grape-growing benches in the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA. Deep Ruby (darkest Pinot almost looks like a Cab with a nose and tastes to match), aromas of ripe berries and spice notes. The palate shows rich blackberry and cherry flavors with cedar and cacao. Rich soft tannins, firm acidity on lingering finish ending with oaky tones. Nice!

‘Las Alturas' Spanish for 'the heights', a fitting name, this vineyard located on one of the highest grape-growing benches in the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA. Deep Ruby (darkest Pinot almost looks like a Cab with a nose and tastes to match), aromas of ripe berries and spice notes. The palate shows rich blackberry and cherry flavors with cedar and cacao. Rich soft tannins, firm acidity on lingering finish ending with oaky tones. Nice!

9.2

Jeremy.Buss

Big alcohol fruit bomb. . . Hard to see any real complexity or structure because this was so overwhelmed by alcohol. I know the wax converting gives a nice, artistic appeal but I care more about what’s inside the bottle.

Big alcohol fruit bomb. . . Hard to see any real complexity or structure because this was so overwhelmed by alcohol. I know the wax converting gives a nice, artistic appeal but I care more about what’s inside the bottle.

8.0

Jason Brater

At PnP was a fruit bomb. After an hour open, opened up and nice fruit at front gives way to some tobacco and black pepper. Really like that. This is more me than the BG Clark and telephone for sure.

At PnP was a fruit bomb. After an hour open, opened up and nice fruit at front gives way to some tobacco and black pepper. Really like that. This is more me than the BG Clark and telephone for sure.

9.1

Blair Campomizzi

American oaks shows through adding a hint of vanilla to the burst of cherry, raspberry and gravel.

American oaks shows through adding a hint of vanilla to the burst of cherry, raspberry and gravel.

9.0

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