Belle Glos

Clark & Telephone Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.1152 ratings
9.19 pro ratings
Santa Maria Valley, Central Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
"Odedi"

This is a nice Pinot Noir from Santa Barbara.

Showing black fruits with tobacco, earth, wood, vanilla, chocolates, barnyard, smoke, spices, coffee and mocha.

Full bodied with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate and very fruity.

Tangy finish with soft tannins.

Good right out of the bottle and better with airtime. Needs a couple of hours to open up properly and show the complexity.

Drinks more like a Syrah blend from California. Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel. After 3 hours in the decanter, it really feels like a Syrah.

This 5 year old is peaking now.

Aged in French oak barrels for 9 months.

14.7% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$50.

This is a nice Pinot Noir from Santa Barbara.

Showing black fruits with tobacco, earth, wood, vanilla, chocolates, barnyard, smoke, spices, coffee and mocha.

Full bodied with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate and very fruity.

Tangy finish with soft tannins.

Good right out of the bottle and better with airtime. Needs a couple of hours to open up properly and show the complexity.

Drinks more like a Syrah blend from California. Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel. After 3 hours in the decanter, it really feels like a Syrah.

This 5 year old is peaking now.

Aged in French oak barrels for 9 months.

14.7% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$50.

Sep 13th, 2021
"Odedi"

This is a tasty Pinot Noir from Santa Barbara County in California, however it is not drinking like one.

Showing black fruits with chocolate notes, tobacco, cedar, leather, vanilla, licorice, spices and black pepper.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.

Good right out of the bottle and much better after 2 hours in the decanter, so be patient.

I had this wine many times before, and it is drinking very nicely as a 5 year old.

Fruit forward and rich, with a bit of RS. Good by itself as a sipping wine.

Aged in French oak barrels for 9 months.

14.7% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$50.

This is a tasty Pinot Noir from Santa Barbara County in California, however it is not drinking like one.

Showing black fruits with chocolate notes, tobacco, cedar, leather, vanilla, licorice, spices and black pepper.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.

Good right out of the bottle and much better after 2 hours in the decanter, so be patient.

I had this wine many times before, and it is drinking very nicely as a 5 year old.

Fruit forward and rich, with a bit of RS. Good by itself as a sipping wine.

Aged in French oak barrels for 9 months.

14.7% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$50.

Feb 7th, 2021
Sipping Fine Wine

Winemaker Joseph J. Wagner is a 4th generation winemaker from a family with farming and winemaking roots in the Napa Valley since 1906. Met Joe several times. Deep Ruby with red berry fruit aromas and sweet spice notes. On the palate flavors of raspberry and ripe blackberry with sweet oak, cacao and espresso notes. Soft fine tannins perfect acidity and balance long finish ending with mineral character. Nice! A Fav!

Winemaker Joseph J. Wagner is a 4th generation winemaker from a family with farming and winemaking roots in the Napa Valley since 1906. Met Joe several times. Deep Ruby with red berry fruit aromas and sweet spice notes. On the palate flavors of raspberry and ripe blackberry with sweet oak, cacao and espresso notes. Soft fine tannins perfect acidity and balance long finish ending with mineral character. Nice! A Fav!

Jun 2nd, 2020
Tobin Trevarthen

A bit young, but did unwind with time. Big strawberries.

A bit young, but did unwind with time. Big strawberries.

Dec 13th, 2017
Sipping Fine Wine

Winemaker Joseph J. Wagner is a 4th generation winemaker from a family with farming and winemaking roots in the Napa Valley since 1906. Met Joe on his recent trip to CT. Deep Ruby with red berry fruit aromas and sweet spice notes. The palate shows raspberry and jammy blackberry with sweet oak, cacao and espresso notes. Soft tannins and acidity, well balanced, with mineral tones on a lingering finish. Nice!

Winemaker Joseph J. Wagner is a 4th generation winemaker from a family with farming and winemaking roots in the Napa Valley since 1906. Met Joe on his recent trip to CT. Deep Ruby with red berry fruit aromas and sweet spice notes. The palate shows raspberry and jammy blackberry with sweet oak, cacao and espresso notes. Soft tannins and acidity, well balanced, with mineral tones on a lingering finish. Nice!

1 person found it helpfulAug 19th, 2018
Boris Mathiszik

Excited to try the 16 Clark & Telephone, right after opening it is already good. Let's see how it opens up. A few hours later it is clear that I won't open another 16 until a year from now. Let them sleep...

Excited to try the 16 Clark & Telephone, right after opening it is already good. Let's see how it opens up. A few hours later it is clear that I won't open another 16 until a year from now. Let them sleep...

1 person found it helpfulNov 27th, 2017
Nagib Nasr

One of my favorites Pinots. Full bodied, sis better a couple of hours later. Rich raspberry and chocolate flavors!

One of my favorites Pinots. Full bodied, sis better a couple of hours later. Rich raspberry and chocolate flavors!

Feb 15th, 2021
Jill Barclay

As solid as the last time I had this bottle. Again, not wowed but enjoying some of the delicate notes of slate and moss that come out with something this balanced. I can taste California!

As solid as the last time I had this bottle. Again, not wowed but enjoying some of the delicate notes of slate and moss that come out with something this balanced. I can taste California!

Sep 20th, 2020
Mary Christoph

Great Pinot with some depth, had for anniversary

Great Pinot with some depth, had for anniversary

Apr 20th, 2020
Luis Arguero (@winefromAtoZ)

Pinot time with Belle Glos! Dark ruby red. Soft tannins. Red berries. Faint presence of minerals with a long finish. Cheers🍷

Pinot time with Belle Glos! Dark ruby red. Soft tannins. Red berries. Faint presence of minerals with a long finish. Cheers🍷

Apr 8th, 2020