Belle Glos Las Alturas Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009, Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey County

Pinot Noir Pinot Noir
California, Usa

$44.95 (212076)

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April 14, 2012

Critic Reviews (4)

Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

Crafted in the Californian mold with lots of alcohol and extract, the 2009 Las Alturas is, quite graciously, not...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Here's a stylish west coast pinot from Belle Glos, with plenty of wood and alcohol to be sure, (14.7%), but also the...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A deceptive Pinot Noir given the opaque colour, the viscous mouthfeel and the substantial oak treatment. Sweet...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Belle Glos pinot is one of the sweetest pinots on the planet. Some will love the seductive confection, from the neck...

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Community Reviews (2)

dmytro
dmytro

Tastes more like Zin. However, I have been pleasantly surprised that it is not too sweet (Belle Glos wines tend to be sweet) and has a good backbone. You need to like the style (over the top with spice and all kinds of red fruit jam), but if you do - you will like this one. Good price relatively to US.
Celebrity equivalent: younger Elizabeth Taylor.

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Andrew Hunter
Andrew Hunter

Opaque in the glass. This sure does not look or smell like pinot noir. Big, super extracted nose of cherries, almost smokey and tarry. Big palate, superextracted jammy wine. Totally overdone in my opinion. New world and fashionable i guess. Some might love this style but this sort of pinot noir is not for me.

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