Red Wines    Pinot Noir    Santa Maria Valley    California   
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Date Printed: 10/25/2014
Belle Glos Clark & Telephone Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011
Belle Glos Clark & Telephone Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011
(search item no. 119559)
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PRICE ON 10/25/2014: $39.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine News rating: 94 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2004 The Wine News rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Established in 1972, the Clark & Telephone Vineyard was planted "own root" to the Martini clone. This heirloom clone of Pinot Noir was one of the first to grace the California coastlands and has become something of a lost treasure. The site offers pronounced flavors that are augmented by the Martini clone, known for its characteristic brown spice (cinnamon, nutmeg and clove) and deep cranberry and raspberry flavors.
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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.



Red Wines    Syrah/Shiraz    Other California    California   
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Michael David Winery 6th Sense Syrah 2008
Michael David Winery 6th Sense Syrah 2008
(search item no. 109940)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 10/25/2014: $19.79

Winemaker's Notes:

The Phillips brothers planted one of the first Syrah vineyards in California in 1982. With Michael's son Kevin continuing the Phillips grape growing tradition into the 6th generation. This Syrah vineyard was one of the first he tended to as our Vineyard Manager. If you turn the bottle around you will see Kevin's eye looking out from the inside of the bottle, making sure the wine is being enjoyed!

Striking aromas of ripe dark fruits radiate from the glass in an earthy, smoky tobacco context. Full, rich fruit flavors of dark berries, whole plum, and blackcurrant fill the palate and hold their flavors through a long and smooth moderately peppery finish.

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About Michael David Winery:

Michael and David Phillips represent the fifth generation of growers in Lodi, and things are changing. With 500 acres of premium wine grapes, there is plenty of room for experimentation and innovation.

The vineyards are irrigated by the Mokelumne River, which carries crystal-clear water from the Sierra Nevada Mountains, depositing minerals into the rich soils upon which the grapes thrive. Though not certified organic, Michael~David Winery strives to use all natural methods including integrated pest management, beneficial insects for pest control, trellising, leaf pulling and natural mined sulfur for mildew control. We are six generations of winegrowers specializing in hand-crafted Rhone varietals as well as Lodi's famous Old Vine Zinfandels.