Belle Glos

Clark & Telephone Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.22043 ratings
8.991 pro ratings
Santa Maria Valley, Central Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Winemaker Joseph J. Wagner is a 4th generation winemaker from a family with farming and winemaking roots in the Napa Valley since 1906. Met Joe several times. Deep Ruby with red berry fruit aromas and sweet spice notes. On the palate flavors of raspberry and ripe blackberry with sweet oak, cacao and espresso notes. Soft fine tannins perfect acidity and balance long finish ending with mineral character. Nice! A Fav!

Winemaker Joseph J. Wagner is a 4th generation winemaker from a family with farming and winemaking roots in the Napa Valley since 1906. Met Joe several times. Deep Ruby with red berry fruit aromas and sweet spice notes. On the palate flavors of raspberry and ripe blackberry with sweet oak, cacao and espresso notes. Soft fine tannins perfect acidity and balance long finish ending with mineral character. Nice! A Fav!

Jun 2nd, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

Winemaker Joseph J. Wagner is a 4th generation winemaker from a family with farming and winemaking roots in the Napa Valley since 1906. Met Joe several times. Deep Ruby with red berry fruit aromas and sweet spice notes. The palate shows raspberry and jammy blackberry with sweet oak, cacao and espresso notes. Soft tannins and acidity, well balanced, with mineral tones on a long spicy finish. Nice!

Winemaker Joseph J. Wagner is a 4th generation winemaker from a family with farming and winemaking roots in the Napa Valley since 1906. Met Joe several times. Deep Ruby with red berry fruit aromas and sweet spice notes. The palate shows raspberry and jammy blackberry with sweet oak, cacao and espresso notes. Soft tannins and acidity, well balanced, with mineral tones on a long spicy finish. Nice!

Apr 7th, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

Winemaker Joseph J. Wagner is a 4th generation winemaker from a family with farming and winemaking roots in the Napa Valley since 1906. Met Joe several times. Deep Ruby with red berry fruit aromas and sweet spice notes. The palate shows raspberry and jammy blackberry with sweet oak, cacao and espresso notes. Soft tannins and acidity, well balanced, with mineral tones on a long spicy finish. Nice!

Winemaker Joseph J. Wagner is a 4th generation winemaker from a family with farming and winemaking roots in the Napa Valley since 1906. Met Joe several times. Deep Ruby with red berry fruit aromas and sweet spice notes. The palate shows raspberry and jammy blackberry with sweet oak, cacao and espresso notes. Soft tannins and acidity, well balanced, with mineral tones on a long spicy finish. Nice!

Mar 29th, 2020
Tobin Trevarthen

A bit young, but did unwind with time. Big strawberries.

A bit young, but did unwind with time. Big strawberries.

Dec 13th, 2017
Sipping Fine Wine

Had another bottle on vacation. Bright Ruby with aromas of sweet red fruit and herb spice. On the palate red fruit flavors of sweet raspberries and cranberries with some cinnamon spice and smoky oak very well balanced, soft tannins and perfect acidity. Lingering finish ending with earthy tones and mineral notes. Aged well after about a year but some more time in the bottle will benefit.

Had another bottle on vacation. Bright Ruby with aromas of sweet red fruit and herb spice. On the palate red fruit flavors of sweet raspberries and cranberries with some cinnamon spice and smoky oak very well balanced, soft tannins and perfect acidity. Lingering finish ending with earthy tones and mineral notes. Aged well after about a year but some more time in the bottle will benefit.

Dec 4th, 2017
Darcie Leib

Over extracted. Flabby. No acidity. Couldn't even finish it.

Over extracted. Flabby. No acidity. Couldn't even finish it.

Aug 17th, 2017
JJ Lumia

Smells like Pinot, looks like Cab, but finishes more like Zin. Strawberry, chocolate and loads of Christmas spice. Jammy and hits the palate like a brick. Is it good? Yes. But it lacks focus. That has to be taken into account.

Smells like Pinot, looks like Cab, but finishes more like Zin. Strawberry, chocolate and loads of Christmas spice. Jammy and hits the palate like a brick. Is it good? Yes. But it lacks focus. That has to be taken into account.

13 people found it helpfulJun 22nd, 2015
Charlie Beatty

Buyer wineworksonline.com

10

I think the 2013 will be the Best Yet from Belle Glos! It needed a little time to open up, But is is a Beauty! Loaded with Fruit, great Balance and Acidity. This is a Winner! I give this a 96 + Rating. It will not disappoint anyone. It's 6pk time here.. Bravo! CB

I think the 2013 will be the Best Yet from Belle Glos! It needed a little time to open up, But is is a Beauty! Loaded with Fruit, great Balance and Acidity. This is a Winner! I give this a 96 + Rating. It will not disappoint anyone. It's 6pk time here.. Bravo! CB

8 people found it helpfulAug 17th, 2014
Charlie Beatty

Buyer wineworksonline.com

9.7

New vintage, better than 2012.. This 2013 is very good but needs time to settle down. Delicious!

New vintage, better than 2012.. This 2013 is very good but needs time to settle down. Delicious!

7 people found it helpfulJun 9th, 2014
Charles Gibbs

I think it's time for me to move on from over extracted PN. Not that I was ever there. I truely wonder what would happen to sales if they quit dipping the bottle like Maker's Mark?

I think it's time for me to move on from over extracted PN. Not that I was ever there. I truely wonder what would happen to sales if they quit dipping the bottle like Maker's Mark?

4 people found it helpfulDec 22nd, 2014