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The color is quite striking, with the brilliant red ruby hue hinting at the luscious fruit to come. The aromas are abundant with bright cherry, cranberry and brown spice, reminiscent of warm cinnamon toast topped with plum jam. On the palate, the bright cherry opens the show, then evolves into a lush, sweetly spiced plum pudding, coating the mouth with a velvety richness.
Belle Glos Dairyman

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My goal with each of the Belle Glos single-vineyard Pinot Noirs is to express the genuine uniqueness of each vineyard site and to craft the most honest style of California Pinot Noir, which is layered, complex, fruit-forward and rich. I am very excited for the inaugural release of our Dairyman vineyard Pinot Noir, sourced from Russian River Valley, a great addition to the Belle Glos Single Vineyard portfolio. The Vineyard: I have been working with this vineyard since 2003 and have always been impressed by the quality of Pinot Noir this site produces, so much so that I took the fortunate opportunity to purchase the property in early 2013. The vineyard sits in the southern alluvial plains of Russian River Valley nearby the ocean, which results in cooling fog coming through the Petaluma Gap both in the morning and evening, along with afternoon breezes, helping to soften the effects of the warm sun. Once an old dairy farm and pastureland, this site has since realized its true potential as a prime, virgin Pinot Noir vineyard planted in 1989 to a mix of Dijon clones 116, 667 and 777, all grafted on low vigor rootstock, 101-14. It was a vintage considered by most California grape growers as a trying year; unseasonably cool through spring and summer with winter rains making an early appearance mid-Fall. Across the California coastal regions Pinot Noir yields were down considerably due to poor set at bloom, however if there is one variety that benefited from a quality standpoint, it was Pinot Noir. Achieving ripeness earlier than most grape varieties, the exceptionally cool conditions meant that hang-time was extended longer than usual, allowing the physiological ripeness to far exceed sugar accumulation. Translation: rich, developed fruit flavors and nice balanced acidity, without over-the-top alcohol. The color is quite striking, with the brilliant red ruby hue hinting at the luscious fruit to come. The aromas are abundant with bright cherry, cranberry and brown spice, reminiscent of warm cinnamon toast topped with plum jam. On the palate, the bright cherry opens the show, then evolves into a lush, sweetly spiced plum pudding, coating the mouth with a velvety richness. The acidity is as vibrant as the color, lifting the medley of fruit to lavish heights and augmenting the spicy tones. The wine then develops an intense mineral tone, adding yet another dimension, lending way to silky tannins and a lengthy finish that will leave you wanting more.
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