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Belle Glos Pinot Noir "Las Alturas Vineyard" 2016 (Santa Lucia Highlands, California) - [WS 90]
Belle Glos Pinot Noir "Las Alturas Vineyard" 2016 (Santa Lucia Highlands, California) - [WS 90]


 
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Winery: Belle Glos
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Region: Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey County, California
Vintage: 2016
Bottle Size: 750 mL

Product Code: BELLEGLOSLASALTURASPINOT16-W
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Notes From the Winemaker:
Deep garnet in color with an aromatic medley of black cherry, marionberry, ripe plum and a hint of anise. Dark fruit on the palate with flavors of wild berries, caramelized oak and cacao nibs complemented by subtle notes of vanilla, cedar and a hint of lavender and forest floor. Rich and unrestrained, this wine’s abundant fruit is beautifully balanced by firm acidity and layers of red and black fruit.

WINEMAKING:
We harvested early in the morning so the fruit would arrive at the winery while the grapes were still cool to preserve the vineyard-fresh flavors. After de-stemming but not crushing the berries, we cold-soaked the fruit for up to two weeks to soften the skins and allow for ideal extraction. During fermentation in a combination of closed and open-top stainless steel fermenters, we used both punch-downs and pump-overs to extract color and tannins, and also to control temperatures and maximize flavors. We barreled only the free-run, discarding the press, then aged the wine in 100% French oak (60% new, 40% seasoned) for up to nine months. After racking the wine once malolactic fermentation was complete, we racked it a second time before making the final blend.

Ratings & Reviews

90 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Creamy oak is the salient feature in this appealing effort, marked by snappy wild berry, raspberry, gravelly earth and vanilla flavors. Drink now through 2025. 3,895 cases made." - JL (June 2018)


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