Belle Glos

Clark & Telephone Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.256 ratings
8.86 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
Boris Mathiszik

New vintage, same delicious fruit forward Pinot. Clark & Telephone is the best of these Belle Glos Pinots, I believe. Opulent.

New vintage, same delicious fruit forward Pinot. Clark & Telephone is the best of these Belle Glos Pinots, I believe. Opulent.

Nov 28th, 2021
Sipping Fine Wine

Crafted by Joseph J. Wagner, 4th generation winemaker, with winemaking roots in the Napa Valley since 1906. Deep Ruby with red berry fruit aromas, tea and sweet spice notes. On the palate flavors of jammy blackberry and cherry with pronounced sweet vanilla oak, cacao and pepper spice notes. Soft tannins and bright acidity, well balanced, with mineral tones on a long finish ending with toasty spice! Nice! A restaurant favorite!

Crafted by Joseph J. Wagner, 4th generation winemaker, with winemaking roots in the Napa Valley since 1906. Deep Ruby with red berry fruit aromas, tea and sweet spice notes. On the palate flavors of jammy blackberry and cherry with pronounced sweet vanilla oak, cacao and pepper spice notes. Soft tannins and bright acidity, well balanced, with mineral tones on a long finish ending with toasty spice! Nice! A restaurant favorite!

1 person found it helpfulJan 7th, 2023
"Odedi"

This Pinot Noir (Syrah lookalike) is young and already drinking nicely.

Full bodied and intense with medium minus acidity.

Showing black plums, blackberries, oak, spices, chocolates, coffee, alcohol, licorice and peppercorn.

Soft finish with bitter herbs.

Good right out of the bottle and better with airtime. Only after 45 minutes of airtime, tannins show up.

A little unbalanced right now, with some RS, but will be better in 3 to 5 years. Spicy, tangy and hot.

Doesn't show like a Pinot Noir, but enjoyable and good for parties.

14.8% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$50.

This Pinot Noir (Syrah lookalike) is young and already drinking nicely.

Full bodied and intense with medium minus acidity.

Showing black plums, blackberries, oak, spices, chocolates, coffee, alcohol, licorice and peppercorn.

Soft finish with bitter herbs.

Good right out of the bottle and better with airtime. Only after 45 minutes of airtime, tannins show up.

A little unbalanced right now, with some RS, but will be better in 3 to 5 years. Spicy, tangy and hot.

Doesn't show like a Pinot Noir, but enjoyable and good for parties.

14.8% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$50.

1 person found it helpfulSep 19th, 2022
Joe Santiago

Gorgeous Pinot. Well-balanced fruit, tannins, vanilla and slight oak. V nice!

Gorgeous Pinot. Well-balanced fruit, tannins, vanilla and slight oak. V nice!

Jan 10th, 2024
Anson Funderburgh

This was excellent. Delicious, fruity, juicy, very smooth and drinkable, light tannins and not very earthy for a Pinot.

This was excellent. Delicious, fruity, juicy, very smooth and drinkable, light tannins and not very earthy for a Pinot.

Nov 21st, 2023
Jess

Medium ruby color.
Aromas of baked black cherry, vanilla, oak spice.
Off-dry. Flavors of

Intensity: 4/5
Complexity: 3/5
Balance: 4/5
Finish: 5/5

Medium ruby color.
Aromas of baked black cherry, vanilla, oak spice.
Off-dry. Flavors of

Intensity: 4/5
Complexity: 3/5
Balance: 4/5
Finish: 5/5

Jun 6th, 2023
Roger Ray

"Beautiful deep ruby in colour, the intense nose releases blackberry, raspberry, ripe plum, cranberry and hints of chocolate, vanilla and a slight earthy note. The palate delivers a complex mix of ripe red and black fruit, exotic spice but also a farm yard earthiness that works very well with the oak infused vanilla notes."

"Beautiful deep ruby in colour, the intense nose releases blackberry, raspberry, ripe plum, cranberry and hints of chocolate, vanilla and a slight earthy note. The palate delivers a complex mix of ripe red and black fruit, exotic spice but also a farm yard earthiness that works very well with the oak infused vanilla notes."

Mar 23rd, 2023
Zig Ziegler

Light and fruit forward.

Light and fruit forward.

Feb 26th, 2023
Jeremy Pollard

Not at all like a pinot noir. Lots of spicy plum aromas. So much sweet baking spice. Full and round and rich. Plush body with tannins mostly submerged, but a little texture on the finish. Palate mostly matches the nose. It may appeal to those that find pinot too light, but it’s not really for me. That sweet and spicy nose and cloying palate is just too much.

Not at all like a pinot noir. Lots of spicy plum aromas. So much sweet baking spice. Full and round and rich. Plush body with tannins mostly submerged, but a little texture on the finish. Palate mostly matches the nose. It may appeal to those that find pinot too light, but it’s not really for me. That sweet and spicy nose and cloying palate is just too much.

Feb 18th, 2023
Jackie Ward

Lewie & Nicoles house warming present

Lewie & Nicoles house warming present

Jan 7th, 2023