2011 Belle Glos 'Taylor Lane' Pinot Noir Sonoma County 1.5L

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Sometimes the offspring of a winemaking legacy needs to cut a different path before returning to the home nest. Being raised in the cellars of Napa Cabernet icons, Joe Wagner nonetheless decided that Pinot Noir was his calling. His father Chuck taught him the nuts-and-bolts reality of the field work and hose dragging that go to the heart of winemaking, so he wasn’t walking into the Pinot growing challenge wearing blinders. Joe understands that it’s the minutiae of vineyard work that makes great fruit happen. Dairyman sits in the southern alluvial plains of the Russian River Valley near the ocean, a region where cooling fog comes in through the Petaluma Gap in the morning and once again in the evening. Afternoon breezes help to soften the effects of the warm sun. Critics, consumers… you name it. The word is out that Belle Glos has become a major player in the world of seductive California Pinot Noir.

Sometimes the offspring of a winemaking legacy needs to cut a different path before returning to the home nest. Being raised in the cellars of Napa Cabernet icons, Joe Wagner nonetheless decided that Pinot Noir was his calling. His father Chuck taught him the nuts-and-bolts reality of the field work and hose dragging that go to the heart of winemaking, so he wasn’t walking into the Pinot growing challenge wearing blinders. Joe understands that it’s the minutiae of vineyard work that makes great fruit happen. For the last decade, he’s been dialing up the fruit intensity on the top-shelf properties that make the cut for this project, and the wine world has taken notice. Critics, consumers… you name it. The word is out that Belle Glos has become a major player in the world of seductive California Pinot Noir.

Varietal:
Pinot Noir
Winemaker:
Joseph Wagner
Vintage:
2011
Aging:
9 months
Oak Treatment:
60% new French oak
Appellation:
Sonoma County
Vineyard:
Taylor Lane
Alcohol %:
14.6%
SKU #:
1041906
Size:
1.5 Liter Bottle