2019 BELLE GLOS EULENLOCH NAPA VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Belle Glos Pinot Noirs have an extravagantly rich style that transcends varietal/category to the degree that even some Cabernet-drinkers enjoy them. Winemaker Joe Wagner crafts them with unprecedented lavish fruit and sweet oak levels, and he works to distill the essence of each vineyard and deliver it generously. His Eulenloch Pinot Noir from Napa Valley’s Carneros region is opulent, complex, and nuanced.
Joe was involved in the Wagner Family wine business at an early age, taking invaluable lessons from his father, Chuck Wagner, who founded Caymus Vineyards with his father, Charlie. Joe created Belle Glos to showcase Pinot Noirs produced from noteworthy coastal wine-growing regions, and lucky for us, he recently added Eulenloch Vineyard in Napa Valley.
Eulenloch Vineyard benefits from cooling influences from the Pacific Ocean via San Pablo Bay, which helps the grapes maintain acidity and structure. Joe utilizes frequent punch downs to extract color and tannins at the winery, and he controls temperature to maximize flavor.
*Please Note: ULTRA-LIMITED allocation (in-stock). ONLY 6-CASES available, first come, first serve.
*VIP Insider Note: Check out the Balance of Joe Wagner pulling a sample from the Wine Barrels in the photo above… most wineries Stack Barrels about 8-high, at Caymus they stack 12-high! So Joe is balancing about 10-feet off the ground, while pulling samples from multiple barrels to taste and adjust the final blending. This is not easy to-do my friends, and I have done it before and it scared the shit out of me! 🙂 Joe makes it look easy, and it’s just one of the reasons I love calling him a Super-Star Winemaker! Cheers Brother!!