2020 Belle Glos 'Dairyman' Pinot Noir Russian River Valley


The milkman may ring twice (or is it the postman?) but the Dairyman delivers exactly what we’re looking for in a cool climate Pinot Noir. Ruby red with loads of cherry and hints of baking spices, this tremendously complex and broad-shouldered wine is welcome at our place anytime. Toss a few in your case and open your door to deliciousness.

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.

Pinot Noir
Joe Wagner
9 months
Oak Treatment:
60% new French oak
Sonoma Coast
Russian River Valley
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750 ml Bottle