Owner/winemaker, Joe Wagner chose the name Belle Glos to honor his grandmother, Lorna Belle Glos Wagner. Lorna was a co-founder of Caymus Vineyards along with her son Chuck and was an inspirational figure to Joe and an avid lover of Pinot Noir.
Though she wasn’t around to see her grandson’s Pinot Noir project, there’s little doubt she would’ve loved the timeless terroir-driven classics that Joe and team cook up each vintage. Last year’s iteration of the “Clark & Telephone” was a huge success with an immediate sellout thanks in part to the rave 94pt review it got from the Wine Enthusiast. But thanks to our great standing with the family behind Caymus, we’re able to secure this rare Santa Maria Valley small lot bottling before the big scores roll in once again.
Ruby to the rim the Clark & Telephone opens with inviting aromas of crushed cherries, cranberry and raspberry jam, cedar and cinnamon. It’s bold and full-bodied, especially for a Pinot Noir with juicy notes of cherry pie, blueberries and blackberry and a silky texture with deep, rich undertones that leave a wonderful aftertaste after a nice long finish.