2012 Belle Glos Pinot Noir Dairyman

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Santa Maria Valley

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Community Tasting Note

  • mfortunek wrote:

    September 4, 2014 - So here is the definitive note on this wine (arrogant, right? - just wait). If you have a refined palate and a cultivated nose for pinot noir, there is a strong chance you will be repulsed. However, if you are new to wine or more of a beer/liquor drinker, you will find some pleasantries here; and that's okay. The rub is that this bottle retails at $40. If you're not a wine drinker, that's too much to pay for a bottle of pinot (i.e. you aren't going to be drinking this), and if you do have a more refined palate you will instantly compare this wine to far, far better pinots at the same price point (and below) and become vituperative. This is a wine without a market; a man without a country. It's too expensive for the people who will actually enjoy it, and too basic/syrupy for the people who will pay $40 for a Caymus family wine.


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  • tomherer commented:

    9/8/14, 6:55 PM - Appreciate what you're saying about the quality of the wine, but don't think you can call QED. The wine has a market; the Wagners in large part helped create it. There's a consumer somewhere between the deep-pocketed connoisseur and the novice that splurges on Coppola. Cakebread doesn't pump 25,000 cases of Chardonnay (mostly) through restaurants for $80-100 a pop every year because it's life-altering. It's because expense accounts embrace pleasure and consistency.

    I'm as incensed as you are about this misfire of a wine, and would like nothing more than a refund for my remaining bottles. But that has nothing to do with the fact that the market will absorb every. last. oneofthem.

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