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Date Printed: 8/27/2014
Belle Glos Taylor Lane Vineyard Pinot Noir 2005
Belle Glos Taylor Lane Vineyard Pinot Noir 2005
(search item no. 89774)
collectible wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
The Wine News rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 8/27/2014: $55.99

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
2004 The Wine News rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Dark ruby color. Aromas of cherries, cola and mixed berries—mulberry, blackberry and blueberry all at once—with suggestions of minerals, pumice and light smoke. The flavors are huge for Pinot Noir, again dominated by ripe cherries and berries with a hint of barbecue smoke. As the wine rolls across the palate, its smooth tannins and fruity, sweet-oak flavors are beautifully balanced by the acidity. The finish is long, rich and expansive, promising further evolution in the bottle.
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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.