From vineyards located in Sonoma, Mendocino, and Santa Barbara counties, this garnet hued wine has a nose of sweet, ripe berries with a touch of earth and smoky herbs. The palate is rich, thick, and creamy for a Pinot Noir. Flavors of red cherries, cola, red candy licorice, and chocolate truffle form the core. Finishes long, with hints of cola and minerals. Utterly enjoyable and sumptuously easy to drink, yet multi-dimensional and complex. This is my kind of Pinot Noir. Drink from 2011 to 2019.
Popped and poured. Nose of raspberry and plum, same fruits subtly on the palate. Nice balance at this price point ( I think we paid $15 from a store that , lamentably, has closed). As others have noted, great QPR.
- Garnet color with medium forming legs and aromas of cedar and cherry. It's somewhat balanced and has flavours of cherry, black currant and raspberry with a medium/full body. Leathery texture with a medium finish - Nice wine. Nose is dried fruit with a hint of resin, maybe cedar. Medium balance with nice velvety texture on the mid-palette. Dried cherry prevalent. Somewhat short on the finish. Goes nicely with salmon with a bourbon sauce.
- Ruby color and aromas of blackberry, raspberry and black currant. It's somewhat balanced and has flavours of blackberry, raspberry and black currant with a medium body. Satin-Like texture with a medium finish.
I was really surprised by this wine--great cherry fruit and good balance. There was not a whole lot on the back end, but at this price point, I would certainly seek it out. Very Good. thedrunkencyclist.com
Drinking much nicer now than it did 18 months ago. Tannins have calmed down a good deal, and fruit (ripe black cherries and plums) has come forward nicely. Also, an elegant velvety texture is now showing itself. Most likely at its peak, so drink up now and over the next six months.
We started with the Belle Glos 2009 Meiomi Pinot Noir, one of my favourite California Pinots, I can't afford the single vineyard offerings but this 3-region blend is a real beauty, black cherry throughout with good acidity and a touch of an earthy quality that gives this wine some real character.
Après le champagne et le vin blanc servi avec les canapés de saumon fumé et ceviche de pétoncles, ce pinot noir fut pris en note par Lina et Pierre qui sont connaisseurs en vin ... Il serait intéressant à servir dans une dégustation à l'aveugle car sa couleur dissimule parfaitement le cépage ...
Very dark purple color, almost opaque. Oak coming through on the nose along with black raspberry and blueberry. Same darker fruits on the palate with the oak still presence, and a jammy character to the fruit. Not the style I prefer for a Pinot. This isn't a bad wine, and some will like it more than I scored it, but for me it is too heavy on the palate with too much oak.
Dans la transition entre mousseux, vin blanc et grands Toscan, ce pinot noir a fait l'unanimité auprès des invité(e)s ... Tous mes commentaires formulés le 26 janvier dernier demeurent pertinents ... Un incontournable dans une cave à vin ...
Dark appearance and very fruit forward. The body was very heavy and not like a typical Pinot...so much so that I started to wonder if I was served the wrong wine at the wine bar. While lacking typicity, this is still an enjoyable wine.
beautifully done. pairs well with cheese and tapas. nice spice from what i recall although i don't really go for that. not spritely like some other pinots. The wine looks Garnet colored. The legs are Medium.
Dégusté avec des pâtes au pesto de tomates séchées avec anchois et crevettes ... Il s'agit pour moi du meilleur pinot goûté depuis longtemps ... Un nez sur les fruits murs, un formidable équilibre, un goût toujours sur les fruits même légèrement confits sans être désagréable et une belle finale ... Comme j'avais acheté ce vin sur recommandation d'une conseillère de la SAQ, le test est concluant et j'en rachète dès aujourd'hui ...
You can smell the Santa Barbara grapes from Meomi's bigger brother, Belle Glos Clark and Telephone, as soon as you pour the wine. This is a marvelous wine that can be drunk immediately without cellaring. After searching for more than 2 years, this is the best wine I've purchased under $18...and the 2010 is even better. If you like this wine, take a step up on a special occasion and try the Belle Glos Clark and Telephone. I rate that a 95. Caymus/Belle Glos get a round of applause for their delicate care or their Pinot side of the operation. South Carolina thanks you.
This is my second bottle of this wine. Still like it with a plum and jammy nose with a little bit of a sweet note. Lightly oaked and spiced. The taste is a duplicate of the nose with the addition of a little earthiness. Still a bit sweeter than I would like but the wine is nicely balanced.
Very acidic upon opening. Nice mouthfeel, but wifey didn't like it first night, and I agreed it was too acidic and hot - but not from teh alcohol. It needs air. After 3-4 days in the fridge wth the screwcap on, it was much smoother. Have 3 more bottles and interested to see how they do with some cellar time.
Awesome pinot. Probably the best value at this price range. Lots of varietal character, earthy, mature red fruits, and a bit of bitterness but alcohol, tannin and extract in check. Would love to have it again.
Garnet-ruby; black cherries, strawberry jam, stewed prunes; plummy, cherry, vanilla, jammy, medium-full body, flabby, soft ripe tannins, short finish. Big and jammy with little varietal character. Could have been Yellow Tail rather than Belle Glos. A decent red but not a decent pinot.
I'm tasting this a little under the weather so everything is a little muted. Clean nose, modest amount of wood. Drinking well with micro sized tannins on the finish. This will be a crowd pleasing Pinot. Where's the funk? NR'ed
Dark ruby in color and a beautiful nose. Smells like a Pinot should smell. First taste was very fruit forward, pleasant notes of cherry, slightly oaky. Medium bodied not very long on the finish but not too young. Very easy to drink and it paired beautifully with spaghetti and meatballs. Low acid. The only thing it lacked was that earthy, medicinal ending that I so love in top tier Pinots. For the money though it was a great every day wine. I'd definitely buy it again.
Ripe black cherry and vanilla notes on the nose, lead to a palate that's big and sweet up front. A burst of stewed black fruits up front, with a smoky flavor on the mid palate before tapering off on the finish. Fair value.
Dark garnet. Resembles a Merlot more so than Pinot Noir on appearance. Gorgeous aromatics with a mix of cloves and red fruit with some floral aromatics. Full bodied and heavier by the second. Red and black fruit, overwhelming oak and no noticeable structure. Long finish. If only this could drink like it smells...
Incredibly ripe and almost jammy aromas of black cherry and intense spices lead into a palate of velvety plush baked cherry and toasted spices with sharp acidity and plush tannins. A touch hot, but the long finish echoes beautifully. An outstanding value.
Vintage Wines Sand Diego Pinot Tasting: Vintage Wines Sand Diego Tasting. A lot of people think this is a great value wine but I just haven't seen it it with this 2009 or the 2008. Cotton candy on the nose with a bit of pepper. Cola and candyish palate that I jut don't enjoy much. This just never comes together for me.
A very over-ripe Pinot, drinks more like a blend of Pinot & Syrah. It was good, and the group liked it (especially those who like big reds). If you're looking for a classic Pinot, don't buy this. If you want a Jammu Pinot, this one is pretty good.
Lush and dense, almost to the point of being overripe. Second of the new '09 pinots I've had from the central coast, and if this one is typical of the wines of this vintage, then call me concerned. It's got rich, candied fruits - kind of reminds me of those jelly, half moon fruit candies in its composition and character. If it had better balance and a striking backbone I would like it more, but its pushing the flabby flab that doesn't pull me in and make me a fan. For under $20 it's not a bad deal though....
Very disjointed on a pop and pour through the Soiree. After a few days in an airtight 250mL bottle this was more integrated . . . a lot of Christmas spices and tar on the nose, with very sweet cherry and pomegranate in the mouth; this borders on medium to heavy-bodied, particularly out of the bottle. Good after some time, this probably needs a bit more time in the bottle or a long decant. 84 points.
Tastes more like a syrah than a pinot noir. If this were labeled a syrah, I would probably bump up the score a point or two... it just seems varietal y confused. It is a rather nice wine, other than the overwhelming fruit; velvety smooth, medium body, has some vegetal characteristics. Just not my style for a pinot noir.
Totally see why this is hugely popular- very full fruited and velvety, a heavily extracted pinot with very pretty dark fruits and well integrated oak flavors. like this sexy wine a lot. tannins are certainly present but approachable
Deep garnet colour. Black cherry, pomegranate, vanilla, and a touch of earth on the nose. Big cherry flavour with some nutmeg, minerals, vanilla and touch of heat on the mouth. Dense mouthfeel with smooth tannins that are ready for drinking but quite large for a pinot. Medium short finish and low on acidity for a pinot noir but balanced. Good QPR and fun to drink but certainly only showing hints of pinot typicity in flavours, so if you get hung up on new world pinot styles, avoid.
Dark and heavy for a Pinot-more Cab qualities than Pinot. Dark fruit, cherry, earthy with medium oak. A very heavy chewy wine.The label is in the same family, a son, as Caymus and the winemakers quality shines.
Pleasurable. The nose didn't offer as much as I thought it would, but did the flavor ever come through. But not in the natural way you might suspect. While I know that Pinot ought to show hints of strawberry, this wine displayed more of a contrived, sweet strawberry, similar to those frozen ones you find in the freezer section of your grocery store after you let them thaw out. Yet, I was satisfied at the same time. This wine is good, even if it's slightly Kool-Aid with a bit of alcohol.
It would seem that the pundits don't want you to like this PN, and even feel it's an abomination based on some of the reviews, it may be, and it may not have the typicity that it should but it's damn tasty, I like the Belle Glos PN's overall, yes they are quite big and not perhaps what they should be but once again excellent for sheer enjoyment - Dark, medium/full bodied with a nose of cherry, cranberry, plum, cinnamon spice, nutmeg and vanilla, fruit forward, decent balance and weight, quite full, sweet, sour on the palate with very good length, like it! (90 Points).
Opened w 45 min air in bottle. Medium bright ruby, lighter on the rim. A lot of berry & cherry on the nose w a little earth notes & some spice. On the palate, a lot of cherry, some strawberry, spice, and a touch of oak. Overall, medium body, a bit light, nice medium finish that ends on cherry notes. Don't let the 88 score deter you from trying - this pinot is a nice value @ <$18
Great nose with a lot of fruit, and even a little earthiness, which I think can be hard to find in California Pinot. On the palate it kind of fell apart. Very thin and no finish at all... Not a bad wine, but not amazing.
Start with a raisin aroma. Strawberry hit you on first taste then leather and tar make there presence known then it nellows into a very drinkable Pinot noir. Not hot or too spicy. Nice wine not outstanding but drinkable.
Visual: Limpio - Poco Transparente - Medio Consistente - Rojo Rubi Olfativo: Medio Intenso + - Medio Complejo - Fino - Cherry, Especies, Balsamico Gusto - Olfativo: Seco - Medio Alcoholico - Suave / Fresco - Medio Tanico - Poco Mineral / De Cuerpo / Equilibrado / Intenso / Persistente / Fino / Listo/ Medio Armonico AIS: 80
Ok, couldn't help but take a peek inside the bottle despite being 2009. Beautiful! Exotic nose. Drinking nicely. Very balanced and integrated. Paired with brazed lamb and a Middle Eastern chick pea/with exotic spice side dish. Wow....what an evening. The King is intoxicated by the beauty and splendor of his hot Queen... ;)
Complex nose with earth, spice and leather accompanying black raspberry. On the palate it is full and rich with lots of nuance. The finish is long and smooth. Unlike others this goes flat after a couple of hours, so it is best to drink up. Especially good with smoked pork dishes.
I was very interested to try the 09 vintage of this wine after thoroughly enjoying the 08 (92 pts across a half-dozen bottles). The signature sweet spice is still there but I also get ample chimney smoke at Christmas. It's a little unusual - we'll see whether I sense it in future bottles. But I still think this is a solid wine. Will buy more for sure.
our first 2009 -- after the disappointing 2008 and the fantastic 2007 - this 09 is more like the 08's -- not a excessive but still on that line of Sr Pepper taste - really dark for a pinot. Will try some more as we have found lots of bottle variation - there is a laser date on each bottle - this one was Aug 30th ( 08-30 ).
$18 at Costco is nice - when compared to $26-$28 in Ontaio back home