The 2019 Belle Glos Clark & Telephone Pinot Noir opens with bountiful aromas of red fruits of cranberry and raspberry jam, laced with clove, cedar, and holiday baking spices. Bold and complex flavors of crushed ripe cherry, cranberry and blueberry pie linger on the palate. The texture is rich and lively, and leads into a warm and structured finish.
Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Appellation: Santa Maria Valley AVA
Winemaker (and owner): Joseph J. Wagner
92 Points - Wine Spectator
"Rich, ripe and powerful, with notes of chocolate tart and Asian spice to the dark plum and cherry flavors. Forest floor and plenty of toasty accents linger on the finish, with blackberry jam hints. Drink now through 2025. 8,375 cases made." -KM, 8/31/21
90 Points - Wine Enthusiast
"This is a powerfully extracted and über-ripe bottling, loaded with black cherry, clove and nutmeg. The baked fruit flavors are bombastic on the sip, full of caramel, cherry cordial and oak, clicking the hedonistic buttons while ditching varietal character." -MK, 9/1/21