You could say that the Clark & Telephone is the most masculine of the three single vineyard Pinot Noirs that Joe Wagner makes under the Belle Glos label. The vineyards are: Las Alturas (planted high in the Santa Lucia highlands), Taylor Lane (close to the ocean and resulting fog on the coast) and this Clark & Telephone in Santa Maria Valley, Santa Barbara. Stay tuned in coming vintages - there may be another coming soon.
Luscious fruit dominates - juicy cherry and raspberry dance with slightly darker fruit. Next, crushed roses and violet notes are grounded with beets, leather and forest floor. It is silky and plush with a sink-your-teeth-into-it texture. Voluptuous fruit, licorice and spiced chocolate flavours grab on for the long haul.
Good First Impressions, Cellar Keepers, White Meat Chicken/Pork, First Date
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Wine Diva reviewed - 2013-04-11 11:53:45.0