2009 Belle Glos Pinot Noir Clark & Telephone Vineyard
Pinot Noir - 750ML

  • WS 93

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WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, June 2001
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 and detail gaining depth on the finish. Best from 2012 through 2019. From... 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 and detail gaining depth on the finish. Best from 2012 through 2019. From California.-J.L.
JJB 91
Alex Shaw - JJ Buckley, February 2011
Deep dark purple in the glass. Beautiful sweet fruit emerges on the nose-cherry and strawberry-with secondary notes of wildflowers and a touch of spice that is very inviting. On the palate the wine is supple and smooth... Deep dark purple in the glass. Beautiful sweet fruit emerges on the nose-cherry and strawberry-with secondary notes of wildflowers and a touch of spice that is very inviting. On the palate the wine is supple and smooth and the red fruit from the nose stays true on the palate and carries through to the finish along with a touch of oak which adds depth and complexity. Another excellent release from Belle Glos and more support for why Clark & Telephone is the favorite of their single-vineyard Pinots for many people myself included. 91.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region Central Coast
Appellation Santa Barbara
Sub-appellation Santa Maria Valley
Vintage 2009

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.