Apr 222014
belle glos pinot noir blancBelle Glos Pinot Noir Blanc 2012, Brugioni Vineyard, Sonoma County, CA, $18 – Rating 92

A truly manly rosé with body and depth highlighted by a deeper salmon color that most rosés. Rich aromas of strawberry, red cherry and spice. A round mouth-feel with solid food pairing acidity. A real depth of integrated flavors including red cherry, strawberry, minerality, spice and white pepper. A long finish of ripe strawberry with hints of watermelon. Buy This Wine

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

Jul 182013
2012 Meiomi Belle Glos Pinot Noir, Monterey, Santa Barbara and Sonoma Counties CA, $22 (S) – Rating 91

This Pinot Noir blends grapes from California’s premier Pinot growing regions, 51% Monterey County, 28% Santa Barbara County & 21% Sonoma County. A very rich and plush mouth-feel with fully ripe berry flavors. This beauty needs at least 15 minutes to open to its full potential. The opening act is an appealing nose of blackberry, blueberry and spice. The palate is then treated to a wine with balanced acidity offering flavors of blueberry, blackberry and dark cherry with notes of spice and cola on the long finish. As it opens, subtle notes reminiscent of blueberry pie entice. 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