Belle Glos Las Alturas Vineyard Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands, CA, 2014 (750ml)
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Winemaker's Notes Deep ruby red in color with intriguing aromas of sun-warmed blackberries, ripe plums, with hints of black licorice. A complexity of dark berry fruits unfold on the palate; blackberries and bing cherries along with dark chocolate flavors. Vanilla and cedar oak undertones on the mid-palate further enhance the wine. The overall impression is rich withrefined tannins, firm acidity and explosive layers of ripe fruit.
Critical Acclaim WW 90 points Wilfred Wong of Wine.com - "Ah, the many faces of Pinot Noir, the intriguing 2014 Belle Glos Las Alturas has plenty to offer; refined and urbane, yet does a fine job in highlighting the rich qualities of the Santa Lucia Highlands. Deep dark ruby color; bright red and black fruit aromas, pleasing; medium to full bodied, yet layered and rounded on the palate, sweet tannins keep it well-knitted; dry, medium acidity, well balanced; bright blueberry-like flavors, medium finish, smooth aftertaste. (Tasted: December 10, 2015, San Francisco, CA)"Wine Spectator - "Presents a distinctive mix of raspberry and huckleberry flavors that border on jammy, shaded by smoky, toasty oak. Turns graceful and elegant, with supple, refined tannins and lingering flavors of herb and black olive. Drink now through 2024."