2008 Belle Glos Pinot Noir Clark & Telephone Vineyard
Pinot Noir - 750ML

  • WS 91

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WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, July 2010
Firm and well-structured with a ripe rich concentrated mix of wild berry blueberry and strawberry flavors with scents of wild flowers. Full-bodied complex and layered on the finish. Drink now through 2017. 3788 cases made.
JJB 90
Elizabeth Becker - JJ Buckley, April 2010
Deep ruby color with aromas and flavors evocative of a warm autumn afternoon. An enticing bouquet of cinnamon stick resin crushed cherry and woodsmoke lead to a palate of ripe currant and blueberry tamarind and sweet... Deep ruby color with aromas and flavors evocative of a warm autumn afternoon. An enticing bouquet of cinnamon stick resin crushed cherry and woodsmoke lead to a palate of ripe currant and blueberry tamarind and sweet smoked plum. Supple on the palate with fine tea tannins this is an elegant wine with vibrant character.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region Central Coast
Appellation Santa Barbara
Sub-appellation Santa Maria Valley
Vintage 2008

Label

The Clark & Telephone Vineyard was established in 1972 and planted with own-rooted, Martini clone vines. Located just 13 miles from the ocean and situated on a west-facing slope, this vineyard experiences weather patterns that move from west to east, bringing cool coastal fog and breezes inland.

This climate makes for later-ripening, longer-hanging grapes with delightful fruitiness, great acidity and underlying flavor nuances that contribute additional complexity. Due to intensive pruning and crop-thinning, the vines produce loose clusters with small, intensely flavored berries. The result is dense, dark-berry fruit and abundant, sweet, baking-spice characteristics that are synonymous with the Martini clone.

Winery

Belle Glos

In 2001, Joe Wagner (whose family owns Caymus Vineyards) created Belle Glos, which focuses on vineyard-designated Pinot Noirs from throughout California’s best coastal wine-growing regions. He chose the name Belle Glos to honor his grandmother, Lorna Belle Glos Wagner. Lorna was a co-founder of Caymus Vineyards, an inspirational figure to Joseph and an avid lover of Pinot Noir.

Belle Glos showcases 3 distinctive single-vineyard Pinot Noirs from coastal locations: Dairyman (once an old dairy farm situated in the southern alluvial plains of the Russian River Valley), Clark & Telephone (located near the corner of Clark Avenue and Telephone Road in the Santa Maria Valley), and Las Alturas (located in one of the highest-plantable sites in the Santa Lucia Highlands of Monterey County).

In addition to these 3 annual releases, Belle Glos produces a limited offering of Pinot Noir from the Taylor Lane Vineyard (which is subject to sometimes ruthless fog and winds from the Pacific Ocean) and a dry rose wine, Oeil de Perdrix Pinot Noir Blanc.