- Belle Glos Pinot Noir Clark & Telephone 2011 Product #26685 (In Stock)
The Clark & Telephone vineyard Pinot Noir has been going from strength to strength in recent vintages, with a 91 point rating from Wine Spectator for the 2008 and then back-to-back 93s for 2009 and 2010. The last vintage clocked in at #77 on Wine Spectator's Top 100 of 2012 for its "impressive mix of dense blackberry, raspberry and huckleberry, holding its focus and maintaining its supple texture." As Joseph explains, the cool 2011 growing season allowed him to "achieve moderate levels of sugar, meaning moderate levels of alcohol, yet full fruit ripeness." Here's his tasting note:
"Deep scarlet red in color, this wine leaves little to the imagination with rich, expansive aromas of blackberry, raspberry, plum and sweet baking spices like cinnamon, clove and nutmeg. The palate is similarly intense with flavors of ripe blackberries, raspberries, warm cherry pie, blueberry and fresh cranberry, perfectly balanced with velvety tannins and a smooth toasty oak finish. Best described as 'Christmas in your mouth!'"