Belle Glos 'Las Alturas' Pinot Noir
Joe Wagner, scion of the same Wagner family that makes Caymus, has made his name producing bold, Cab-like Pinot Noirs from unique vineyard sites and regions across California. Las Alturas comes from the cool, maritime climate of Santa Lucia Highlands in Monterey County, an area that's famous for its Pinots.
"Firm lines of graphite and loamy earth streak through the opulent aromas of black plum and dried violet on the nose of this brooding Pinot Noir. The palate is a whirlwind of exuberance, as leathery tannins wrap around more graphite minerality, dried violet and lavender, with stewed plum and a touch of bittersweet cocoa on the finish." 96 Points, Wine Enthusiast