Belle Glos Clark & Telephone Pinot Noir 2018
Belle Glos showcases distinctive Pinot Noirs produced from California’s most noteworthy coastal wine-growing regions. While each vineyard location lies near the Pacific Ocean, the climate differences are significant, varying with the amount of fog, wind, sunlight, and soil type at each site. Each Vineyard Designate is crafted to distill the purest essence of the locale into elegant expressions of California Pinot Noir.
Owner/winemaker, Joe Wagner chose the name Belle Glos (pronounced “BELL GLOSS”) 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.
Clark & Telephone 2018 is deep ruby red in color with scarlet highlights, opening with bountiful aromas of red fruits of cranberry and raspberry jam, laced with clove, cedar, and holiday baking spices. Bold and complex flavors of crushed ripe cherry, cranberry and blueberry pie linger on the palate. The texture is rich and lively, and leads into a warm and structured finish.
|Region||California, Central Coast, Santa Maria Valley|
Wine EnthusiastPlush aromas of black cherry, baked strawberry, caramel and vanilla make for a rich, inviting nose. There's a hearty texture to the palate, yet freshness remains intact, with a ripe boysenberry flavor that's accented by licorice and fennel pollen.
Wine SpectatorFruity and rich-tasting, this is filled with concentrated dark plum, boysenberry and cherry compote flavors that are liberally spiced. Peppery hints emerge as well, leading to a finish that lingers with toasty notes. Drink now through 2024. 7,870 cases made.