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Date Printed: 9/23/2014
Belle Glos Taylor Lane Vineyard Pinot Noir 2002
Belle Glos Taylor Lane Vineyard Pinot Noir 2002
(search item no. 77465)
collectible wine


PRICE ON 9/23/2014: $54.99

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: 91 points
2006 The Wine News rating: 93 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2005 The Wine News rating: 94 points
2004 The Wine News rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This is the first vintage we have bottled from a small vineyard near the town of Occidental on the Sonoma Coast that we planted in 1995. It was well worth the years of effort because this cool climate produces fruit with rich, distinctive flavors. So as not to overwhelm the fresh, varietal richness of the fruit, harvested October 5-16, we aged the wine for just nine months in French oak barrels, 60 percent of them new and the balance one to three years old. The wine aromas include scents of cherry and cola with underlying notes of new oak and caramel. In the mouth, the entry is dominated by strawberry and cherry flavors. Sweet strawberry and caramel qualities carry the wine through to a fruity/sweet finish with full, ripe tannins. The wine is lush, but throughout it is underlined with balancing acidity and toasty oak. The finish is long and mouthwatering.
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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.