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Wine of the Week: 2009 Belle Glos Pinot Noir 'Las Alturas Vineyard'

A rich red from the Central Coast.

November 03, 2011|By S. Irene Virbila | Los Angeles Times
  • 2009 Belle Glos Pinot Noir 'Las Alturas Vineyard'
2009 Belle Glos Pinot Noir 'Las Alturas Vineyard' ( )

Belle Glos specializes in Pinot Noir, and this one from Las Alturas Vineyard in the Central Coast's Santa Lucia Highlands is a beauty. Rich and full-bodied, it tastes of Asian spices, dark juicy berries and ripe but not candied fruit. The texture is smooth and silky, a wine for slow-braised stews and daubes, a classic coq au vin or just a simple steak.

Region: Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey County

Price: $35 to $40

Style: Subtle and elegant

What it goes with: Braised dishes, coq au vin, steak

Where to find it: K&L Wine Merchants in Hollywood, (323) 464-9463,; Mission Wine & Spirits in Pasadena, (626) 794-7026,; Tarzana Wine and Spirits in Tarzana, (818) 342-0355,; Wally's Wine & Spirits in West Los Angeles, (310) 475-0606,; Wine Exchange in Orange, (714) 974-1454,; and the Wine House in West Los Angeles, (310) 479-3731,

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