This bespoke rosé was plucked from Pinot Noir grown specifically for the purpose and crafted in the Burgundian tradition, with a gentle hand and sharp eye towards color. Salmon pink with golden highlights, this meets all the demands of the “oeil-de-perdrix" style. It’s a bright and expressive delight with intriguing complexity to the flavors of grapefruit, tangerine and lemon zest. Enjoy it well-chilled on a warm day with a picnic lunch or simply sitting on the patio watching the birds fly by.
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.