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2021 BELLE GLOS Pinot Noir
Las Alturas Vineyard

Original price was: $47.50.Current price is: $35.00.

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Embark on a sensory journey with the 2021 Belle Glos Pinot Noir from La Alturas Vineyard. Explore the nuanced layers of the Santa Lucia Highlands in every sip. Limited availability—secure your bottle and discover the understated beauty of this distinctive Pinot Noir. Cheers to moments of simple enjoyment.
Volume: 750 ML | 14.5% ABV

5 in stock

Wine Enthusiast – 91 Points

This is an extremely ripe and bold style of Pinot Noir that will please those seeking such lushness. Dark in the glass, it begins with black cherry, toasty caramel and cola milk shake aromas. The palate is hefty and heavy, carrying ripe berry but also tart red plum skin flavores, as licorice adds spice. Mar/2023 —Matt Kettmann

Description

The 2021 Belle Glos Pinot Noir from the La Alturas Vineyard is a mesmerizing expression of California’s Central Coast. Nestled in the renowned Santa Lucia Highlands, this vintage is a testament to Belle Glos’ commitment to crafting distinctive Pinot Noirs that capture the essence of their unique terroir.

In the glass, the wine exhibits a deep garnet hue, offering a visual prelude to the sensory experience within. Aromas of dark cherries, ripe strawberries, and a touch of earthiness entwine, creating an enticing bouquet. These fragrances pave the way for a palate that is both opulent and refined.

The 2021 La Alturas Pinot Noir boasts a velvety texture, with layers of blackberry, plum, and subtle spice contributing to its complexity. Well-integrated tannins provide structure, leading to a lingering finish that invites contemplation. The vineyard’s elevated location and cool coastal influence are evident in the wine’s vibrant acidity, balancing the richness of the fruit.

This vintage is a harmonious marriage of meticulous vineyard management and skilled winemaking, resulting in a Pinot Noir that reflects the distinct character of the Santa Lucia Highlands. The 2021 Belle Glos Pinot Noir from the La Alturas Vineyard is an invitation to savor the allure of this esteemed terroir, encapsulating the artistry and dedication synonymous with Belle Glos wines.

Belle Glos stands as a distinguished chapter in the Wagner Family Wines story, a legacy marked by innovation and an unwavering commitment to producing exceptional wines. Founded by Chuck Wagner, whose journey in winemaking began with the establishment of Caymus Vineyards in 1972, Belle Glos emerged in the 1990s as a testament to the family’s exploration of California’s diverse terroirs.

Named after Chuck’s grandmother, Lorna Belle Glos Wagner, the label holds deep familial significance. Belle Glos quickly became synonymous with the artful crafting of Pinot Noir, showcasing the family’s passion for this delicate varietal. Their pursuit of excellence led to the exploration of distinctive coastal regions, with a focus on single-vineyard expressions that highlight the nuances of each site.

The Santa Lucia Highlands, where Belle Glos sources fruit for their Pinot Noir, notably the La Alturas Vineyard, is characterized by cool coastal influences and elevations that contribute to the grapes’ complexity. The result is a collection of Pinot Noirs renowned for their opulence, refinement, and a harmonious balance of fruit and structure.

The Wagner Family Wines collective, including prominent labels like Caymus Vineyards, Mer Soleil, and Conundrum, signifies a multi-generational commitment to winemaking excellence. Chuck Wagner’s vision, passed down to his sons and daughter, continues to shape the family’s legacy.

Belle Glos remains a testament to the Wagner family’s ability to capture the essence of California’s diverse terroirs in every bottle. Today, the label is celebrated not just for its wines but for the narrative it weaves—a story of family, tradition, and an enduring passion for crafting wines that reflect the beauty and complexity of the Golden State.

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