Belle Glos

Las Alturas Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.2176 ratings
9.06 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

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
Ali Watson

Fav!!!!! 45$ great

Fav!!!!! 45$ great

1 person found it helpfulAug 7th, 2017
Jay Kline

Technically, I detect PN...but not really in the spirit of the grape IMO.

Technically, I detect PN...but not really in the spirit of the grape IMO.

Mar 21st, 2017
Kevin Ortzman

Big smokey black fruit. A fantastic Pinot, well balanced with a lovely finish.

Big smokey black fruit. A fantastic Pinot, well balanced with a lovely finish.

Jan 22nd, 2017
Boris Mathiszik

Very nice Pinot. Similar to the Clark & Telegraph Pinot, perhaps a little less fruit forward. Glad I am having it on Christmas Eve - pairs very well with all kinds of foods.

Very nice Pinot. Similar to the Clark & Telegraph Pinot, perhaps a little less fruit forward. Glad I am having it on Christmas Eve - pairs very well with all kinds of foods.

Dec 25th, 2016
Jackson Swearer

Lovely!

Lovely!

Oct 24th, 2020
Anthony Pro

HBD K8E.

HBD K8E.

Apr 19th, 2020
Royce Beockett

Big wine for a Pinot. Nice. I always enjoy Pinots from this region.

Big wine for a Pinot. Nice. I always enjoy Pinots from this region.

Apr 3rd, 2020
Michael Rulf

Freedom of the Seas

Freedom of the Seas

Jan 11th, 2020
Daniel Steilen

More Syrah than Pinot. But people love it.

More Syrah than Pinot. But people love it.

Mar 3rd, 2019