Belle Glos

Las Alturas Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.22149 ratings
8.8110 pro ratings
Santa Lucia Highlands, Central Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Las Alturas' Spanish for 'the heights', a fitting name, this vineyard located on one of the highest grape-growing benches in the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA. 4th gen Winemaker Joseph J. Wagner from a family with farming and winemaking roots in Napa since 1906. Met Joe several times. Deep Ruby (darkest Pinot I have come across, almost looks like a Cab). Rich berry flavors with cedar, spice and vanilla. Lingering ending with sweet oak notes. Consistent quality Nice! A Fav!

Las Alturas' Spanish for 'the heights', a fitting name, this vineyard located on one of the highest grape-growing benches in the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA. 4th gen Winemaker Joseph J. Wagner from a family with farming and winemaking roots in Napa since 1906. Met Joe several times. Deep Ruby (darkest Pinot I have come across, almost looks like a Cab). Rich berry flavors with cedar, spice and vanilla. Lingering ending with sweet oak notes. Consistent quality Nice! A Fav!

Jun 1st, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

‘Las Alturas' Spanish for 'the heights', a fitting name, this vineyard located on one of the highest grape-growing benches in the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA. 4th gen Winemaker Joseph J. Wagner from family with farming & winemaking roots in Napa since 1906. Met Joe on his recent trip to CT. Tried latest vintage! Deep Ruby (darkest Pinot I have come across). Nice berry and floral spice aromas. Rich cherry/plum flavors with oak, spice and vanilla. Lingering ending with sweet oak notes. Nice! A Fav!

‘Las Alturas' Spanish for 'the heights', a fitting name, this vineyard located on one of the highest grape-growing benches in the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA. 4th gen Winemaker Joseph J. Wagner from family with farming & winemaking roots in Napa since 1906. Met Joe on his recent trip to CT. Tried latest vintage! Deep Ruby (darkest Pinot I have come across). Nice berry and floral spice aromas. Rich cherry/plum flavors with oak, spice and vanilla. Lingering ending with sweet oak notes. Nice! A Fav!

Apr 7th, 2020
Ron R
9.2

Surprisingly good. Really enjoyed this as it presented close to the varietal. OTT, but not too much.

Surprisingly good. Really enjoyed this as it presented close to the varietal. OTT, but not too much.

Mar 16th, 2020
Eric Urbani

Classic BG I’d you are in to that.

Classic BG I’d you are in to that.

Dec 9th, 2019
Sipping Fine Wine

‘Las Alturas' Spanish for 'the heights', a fitting name, this vineyard located on one of the highest grape-growing benches in the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA. 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 on his recent trip to CT. Deep Ruby (darkest Pinot I have come across, almost looks like a Cab). Rich berry flavors with cedar, spice and vanilla. Lingering ending with sweet oak notes. Nice! A Fav!

‘Las Alturas' Spanish for 'the heights', a fitting name, this vineyard located on one of the highest grape-growing benches in the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA. 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 on his recent trip to CT. Deep Ruby (darkest Pinot I have come across, almost looks like a Cab). Rich berry flavors with cedar, spice and vanilla. Lingering ending with sweet oak notes. Nice! A Fav!

Jul 4th, 2018
Boris Mathiszik

Very good. Fruit forward and silky.

Very good. Fruit forward and silky.

Jun 28th, 2018
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. Had a bottle on vacation. Deep Ruby (darkest Pinot I have come across, almost looks like a Cab) aromas of ripe berries and pepper spice notes. The palate shows rich black fruits, blackberries, plums and black cherries, vanilla, cedar, black pepper and cacao. Rich soft tannins, firm acidity on lingering finish ending with mineral tones. Nice! Give more time in the bottle.

Winemaker Joseph J. Wagner is a 4th generation winemaker from a family with farming and winemaking roots in the Napa Valley since 1906. Had a bottle on vacation. Deep Ruby (darkest Pinot I have come across, almost looks like a Cab) aromas of ripe berries and pepper spice notes. The palate shows rich black fruits, blackberries, plums and black cherries, vanilla, cedar, black pepper and cacao. Rich soft tannins, firm acidity on lingering finish ending with mineral tones. Nice! Give more time in the bottle.

Dec 4th, 2017
Dora Lee

A Pinot that tastes like a zin!!!

A Pinot that tastes like a zin!!!

6 people found it helpfulApr 26th, 2015
gino CapitalG

Round Pond Wine & Olive oil educator/sales

9.6

Real dark and tasty. Dark plum, fig an chocolate. I really think this is a great Santa Lucia wine and a great find.

Real dark and tasty. Dark plum, fig an chocolate. I really think this is a great Santa Lucia wine and a great find.

6 people found it helpfulJan 21st, 2014
Antoine Pin

Wine Buyer Kroger/QFC

9.4

Wow! This does not taste like a Pinot Noir. There has to be something added to it. $39 / 91pts SWS206

Wow! This does not taste like a Pinot Noir. There has to be something added to it. $39 / 91pts SWS206

5 people found it helpfulJan 30th, 2014