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Belle Glos 2012 Pinot Noir, Dairyman Vineyard, Russian River Valley
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  Belle Glos 2012 Pinot Noir, Dairyman Vineyard, Russian River Valley
Item Number:17 20 187 12
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Belle Glos 2012 Pinot Noir, Dairyman Vineyard, Russian River Valley
Belle Glos is a super premium Pinot Noir produced by none other than the Wagner family, owners of Caymus Vineyards. The striking red wax capsule is a statement to the exceptional character of these wines. The family has sought out prime vineyard property in the best Pinot Noir producing region in California and this one is their latest purchase. Although they've worked with this vineyard, located in the southern alluvial plains of the Russian River, they just purchased it this year and this 2012 is the second vintage. Once a dairy cow pasture, the vineyard is near the ocean, which results in cooling fog coming through the Petaluma Gap both in the morning and evening, along with afternoon breezes, helping to soften the effects of the warm sun. In 2012 the ideal conditions of the vintage lead to outstanding quality. Only free run juice was fermented and then aged 9 months in French oak. It shows bright cherry, cranberry, brown sugar and spice on the nose. On the palate the bright cherry opens up to a velvety richness and vibrant acidity enlivening the cherry, berry, cola, cranberry and brown spice flavors. The lengthy finish will leave you wanting more. Wine Spectator scored the previous vintage, 2011, 92 points. From the outstanding 2012 vintage, this wine should prove to be all the more rich and compelling.

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Belle Glos 2012 Pinot Noir, Dairyman Vineyard, Russian River Valley
 
5.0

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      5.0

      Stands up to expectations

      By Dr. Ned

      from Winchester, VA

      About Me Aspiring Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Balanced
      • Smooth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Special Occasions

        Comments about Belle Glos 2012 Pinot Noir, Dairyman Vineyard, Russian River Valley:

        Wax cover a bit tough to get through with pull chord.

        • Pairs Well With:
        • Poultry, Seafood, Veal
         
        5.0

        VALUE, VALUE, VALUE!!!

        By CA$EY

        from Jingletown

        About Me Casual Drinker

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clean
        • Smooth

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            Comments about Belle Glos 2012 Pinot Noir, Dairyman Vineyard, Russian River Valley:

            One of the best value reds you will buy!

             
            5.0

            Maybe the Best of the Belle Glos Bunch!

            By Westchester Wine Guy

            from Wine Express

            About Me Connoisseur

            Staff Reviewer

            Pros

            • Big
            • Smooth

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              • Entertaining
              • Special Occasions

              Comments about Belle Glos 2012 Pinot Noir, Dairyman Vineyard, Russian River Valley:

              These Pinots are really impressive across the board, but as the newcomer this Dairyman may be the standout! Ridiculously opulent for Pinot, it exudes massive dark cherry and berry fruit with layers of cherry cola, plum and smoked cedar. It's soft and round on the palate and long and dry on the finish. Very hard not to love this one..

              • Pairs Well With:
              • Game, Poultry

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