Belle Glos Clark & Telephone Pinot Noir 2018
The Clark & Telephone Vineyard was established in 1972 and planted with ‘own root’ Martini clone vines. Located, just 13 miles from the ocean and situated on a west-facing
slope, this vineyard experiences weather patterns that pull from west to east to bring cool fog and coastal breezes inland. This climate makes for later-ripening and longer-hanging grapes
with a delightful fruitiness, great acidity and underlying flavor nuances that contribute additional complexity. Due to intensive pruning and crop-thinning, the vines produce loose
clusters with small, intensely flavored berries. The result is dense, dark-berry fruit and abundant, sweet, baking-spice characteristics that are synonymous with the Martini clone.
Deep scarlet-red with lush aromas of blackberry bramble, nutmeg and a hint of caramel. The wine is fresh and exuberant in the mouth with sumptuous strawberry jam, ripe black
cherry, cranberry and warm gingerbread. Perfectly balanced with refreshing acidity, this wine delivers velvety tannins and a hint of toffee that carries through its long finish.