Belle Glos "Las Alturas" Pinot Noir
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Belle Glos "Las Alturas" Pinot Noir - 2021

Item # 47788 750mL

Belle Glos "Las Alturas" Pinot Noir is a wine that embodies the very essence of the Santa Lucia Highlands. This wine showcases the natural beauty of the region, with its deep, rich color and complex aromatics that are reminiscent of the nearby Pacific coastline.

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A big, ripe, yet absolutely approachable and seriously crushable Pinot Noir from Belle Glos (pronounced ‘Bell Gloss’). This one sourced from their high altitude Las Alturas vineyard, in the Santa Lucia highlands of Monterey County, where, according to winemaker Joe Wagner, “they matched various pinot noir clones to individual slopes and soil attributes of the land, and yields are kept low to preserve the fruit intensity these clonal choices have given us”. On the nose, raspberry, gooseberry and cherry lozenge harmonize perfectly. On the palate, mixed berry preserves, cherry cola, flaky milky chocolate and a hint of nutmeg take us to a warm and immensely satisfying finish. And yes, that’s a lot of wax on the bottle, but it comes off very gracefully with an easy pull tab. There’s even easy directions on the bottle so no one gets lost.

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