Belle Glos

Las Alturas Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.21892 ratings
8.894 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
LM Segal

Pinotfiles lament this wine, a scandalous PN with the heart of a Napa cab. I loved serving it beside the Ken Wright PN just to show in 2 sips the range of great wine that can come from this amazing grape. Rich, unctuous and always a crowd pleaser. Immense dark cherry concentration with a woodsy tannin length in a smooth and sexy package. Serve this blind and have fun with people.

Pinotfiles lament this wine, a scandalous PN with the heart of a Napa cab. I loved serving it beside the Ken Wright PN just to show in 2 sips the range of great wine that can come from this amazing grape. Rich, unctuous and always a crowd pleaser. Immense dark cherry concentration with a woodsy tannin length in a smooth and sexy package. Serve this blind and have fun with people.

Jul 17th, 2018
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
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
Rebecca Fletcher

Needs to be priced higher! Lovely wine!

Needs to be priced higher! Lovely wine!

3 people found it helpfulMar 19th, 2015
Michael Walker

Super tasty

Super tasty

2 people found it helpfulApr 17th, 2015
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. Deep Ruby (darkest Pinot almost looks like a Cab with a nose and tastes to match), aromas of ripe berries and spice notes. The palate shows rich blackberry and cherry flavors with cedar and cacao. Rich soft tannins, firm acidity on lingering finish ending with oaky tones. Nice!

‘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. Deep Ruby (darkest Pinot almost looks like a Cab with a nose and tastes to match), aromas of ripe berries and spice notes. The palate shows rich blackberry and cherry flavors with cedar and cacao. Rich soft tannins, firm acidity on lingering finish ending with oaky tones. Nice!

1 person found it helpfulApr 13th, 2018
Mark Pagliaro

Winemaker Stone & Key Cellars

9.5

Dark fruit Pinot! Yum

Dark fruit Pinot! Yum

1 person found it helpfulAug 29th, 2017