From Belle Glos' Eulenloch Vineyard is located in the Carneros region of Napa Valley and is predominantly comprised of clay soils which retain water but are remarkably shallow. When combined with the cool coastal breeze, these characteristics provide us with ripefruit that is complex and nuanced. This supple Pinot Noir offers structure with satiny and layered flavors of sweet black currant, strawberry, red cherry, and vine-fresh blackberry along with background notes of sugar cookies and honeyed cola nut. An exceptional wine in Belle Glos' signature style.
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.