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    Belle Glos Las Alturas Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009
    Pinot Noir - Central Coast, California


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    Professional Ratings: 92 Wine Spectator, 92 Wine Enthusiast

    Region: Central Coast, California

    Varietal: Pinot Noir

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.7%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 107714

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Located in one of the highest-plantable sites in the Santa Lucia Highlands of Monterey County, this pristine bench offers the Las Alturas Vineyard cool, coastal days with consistent sunshine and a foundation of Gloria sandy loam soil.

    When planting this 15-acre vineyard, we matched various Pinot Noir clones to individual slopes and soil attributes of the land. Our yields are deliberately kept low in order to preserve the fruit intensity these clonal choices have given us.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Bold, rich and layered, with dense dark berry fruit that shows touches of spice, wild berry and blackberry and attractive floral scents. Full-bodied, this expands on the finish, where the flavors fan out. Best from 2012 through 2020.

    92 Points
    Wine Spectator

    A big, rich, full-bodied wine, flashy and dramatic. Floods the mouth with cherry-berry flavors, yet somehow feels light and elegant despite the weight and tannins, which is a kind of magic. You'll find all kinds of raspberries, cherries, sandalwood and exotic spices, but the wine isn't really ready. Give it 3–4 years in the cellar.
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    92 Points
    Wine Enthusiast
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    User Reviews:

    MJB (5/22/2013)
    Awesome - just awesome - and a sper value!

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