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Date Printed: 7/26/2014
Belle Glos Las Alturas Vineyard Pinot Noir 2006
Belle Glos Las Alturas Vineyard Pinot Noir 2006
(search item no. 93340)
The Wine News rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 7/26/2014: $57.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points

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.

The dark ruby color of the 2006 Las Alturas Vineyard Pinot Noir holds aromatic notes of blackberry and currant. Richly layered flavors of dark berries, barbecue spices and toasted vanilla offer a concentrated, slightly earthy but elegant wine with a lush texture.

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About Belle Glos:

Belle Glos showcases distinctive Pinot Noirs produced from top growing areas along the California coast: the Santa Lucia Highlands of Monterey County; the Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County; and the Santa Maria Valley, Santa Barbara County. The climate differences are significant, depending on the amount of fog, wind, sunlight and soil type at each site.

Winemaker Joseph J. Wagner is a fourth-generation winemaker from a family with farming and winemaking roots in the Napa Valley since 1906. The name Belle Glos (pronounced BELL GLOSS), honors Joseph’s grandmother, Lorna Belle Glos Wagner, a co-founder of Caymus Vineyards.