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Belle Glos Las Alturas Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011 Wine Review

Belle Glos Las Alturas Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011

Belle Glos Las Alturas Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011

Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey County, California, United States

Community Score: 4.7/5

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $44.95

Product #: 212076

BC Product #: 102988

SAQ Product #: 11363325

Drink: 2013-2018



 

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Bottle size: 750 ml

Winery: Belle Glos

Agent: Rogers & Company

Natalie's Score: 94/100

This is New World pinot in all its juicy glory. I love this wine year after year! Sweet cherry pie and raspberry jam on the nose and palate (technically it's a dry wine but the flavours are lusciously fruity sweet). Lots of layers of pleasure and hedonism.

Pinot Noir food pairings: roast chicken, basil pesto, frittata.

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Tania Thomas CSW, WSET ADV rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:

This full bodied, fruity Pinot Noir comes from the vineyards planted on one of the highest sites in California’s Monterey County. Cooled by the fresh coastal air and warmed by consistent sunshine, the area is ideal for pinot growing.
Rich, dark and concentrated, it’s bursting with black cherry and ripe plum flavours with a touch of earth and spice. Tannins are soft, ripe and well integrated. Finish long and smooth. My favourite pairing; wild mushroom & black truffle risotto. Delicious!!
Ready to drink now, could age for the next 6-8 years.
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. Source: Winery
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