Sep 122013
2011 Belle Glos Las Alturas Vineyard Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterrey County, CA, $44 (S) – Rating 92

For those craving a lush yet balanced style of Pinot Noir, this offering from Belle Glos will not disappoint. A rich and structured nose of dark cherry, plum and jammy spice is a mere prelude to a palate explosion of cherry, blackberry and plum with hints of raspberry and dark chocolate on the long finish. Balanced acidity and supple tannins add complexity. Buy This Wine

Aug 262013
2011 Belle Glos Diaryman Vineyard Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, CA, $44 (S) – Rating 92

A wonderful new addition to the Belle Glos lineup of single-vineyard Pinot Noirs. As single-vineyard wines should, this Pinot offers a unique combination of flavors when compared to the other Belle Glos Pinots. A robust nose of black cherry, ripe plum, black fruit with hints of rhubarb and cinnamon. An interesting balance of juicy acidity and supple tannins on the palate with rich delicious flavors of dark cherry, ripe plum, dark spice, cinnamon and cola with just a hint of chocolate on the finish. Buy This Wine

Jun 122013
2011 Belle Glos Clark & Telephone Vineyard Pinot Noir, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Barbara County, CA, $44 (S) – Rating 92

There are some wines where the description should begin and end with yummy or delicious without all the deconstructed tasting notes… this is one of those wines. A flamboyant fruit-forward Pinot Noir with an enticing nose of blackberry and baked cherries with notes of blueberry. Robust flavors of dark cherry pie, blackberry and ripe raspberry followed by vanilla and baking spice on the long finish. An excellent balance of jamminess and acidity. Buy This Wine

Sep 182012
2010 Belle Glos Clark & Telephone Vineyard Pinot Noir, Santa Maria Valley, CA, $41 (S) – Rating 92

Getting wineaux philosophical …this  is a sexy smooth and satisfying Pinot. The winemaker refers to this wine as “Christmas in the mouth” and that’s not far off.  A rich nose of blueberry, dark fruit and baking spice gives way to a plush mouth-feel full of rich flavors of blueberry, cherry, ripe raspberry and pie spice with notes of leather and cocoa in the finish. Balanced acidity and soft tannins add to the beauty.  Buy this Wine

Aug 302012
2010 Belle Glos Las Alturas Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterrey County, Ca, $41 (S) – Rating 93

A beautifully lush, rich Pinot Noir with a nose of ripe dark fruit, blueberries, earthiness with notes of espresso. The rich mouth-feel is complimented by flavors of blueberry, ripe raspberries, plum, other dark fruit and companion spices. Balanced acidity and supple tannins add to the complexity. Buy This Wine