Three Lovely Ladies
Three Lovely Ladies

I can’t remember a drop in tasting with these many high end wines. It started with the Chardonnay from Meomi…. which I have to admit I only think of Pinot Noir when someone mentions Meomi. This is one of those buttery chards that people really love or really hate. If you want a dry wine that shows exactly what the chardonnay grape is supposed to represent then you won’t like it. You want to see what the winemaker can do to make a wine that has a different profile that should please the palate, then this is your wine.
Now this wine was not just a buttery wine with nothing else to back it up. It still has some nice citrusy and fruity notes that make it stand out. The Meomi website description of this wine says the “creamy mouthfeel is elevated by subtle flavors of honey and butterscotch.”I would have had to have a second sip to see if I agree. With 4 more wines to go and 1 taste per wine then it was time to move on.
The Belle Glos Pinot Noir Blanc is a rosé. A nice pink color and a taste that is consistent from start to finish. This one is not a wine that starts sweet and turns to dry or vice versa.
The Belle Glos Pinot Noir Dairyman 2014 was as Roger described this tasting. “These Pinots are Cabernet drinkers’ Pinots! They are huge!” This is dark and bold. Nothing like Old World Pinots. I would love to have a bottle of this (and the rest) but at $49.99 it will have to be a special occasion.
Belle Glos Pinot Noir Las Alturas 2014 has the driest mouthfeel of the three. I think this is one for a nice steak dinner. The >Belle Glos Clark & Telephone 2014 is I’ve had before. Hint of cherry, goes nicely with some cheese especially the horseradish cheddar they had this week.

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The average price for the wines tasted this weekend is around $38. Well worth the $15 tasting fee.
Belle Glos wines are dipped in sealing wax/plastic similar to Makers Mark. Very distinctive bottles.
Where: Vineyard Wine Market (map), 4414 Evans to Lock Road, Evans, GA. (706) 922-9463
When: Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, 4:30-6:30PM. Saturday, Oct. 15 2015, 3 to 6 pm.
Cost: $15
Here are the wines presented (click to see more):

  1. Meiomi Chardonnay 2014
  2. Belle Glos Pinot Noir Blanc 2014
  3. Belle Glos Pinot Noir Dairyman 2014
  4. Belle Glos Pinot Noir Las Alturas 2014
  5. Belle Glos Clark & Telephone 2014

Here are the detailed wine notes:
Meiomi Chardonnay 2014 | Coastal California
He’s tasting this one provided it doesn’t sell out. Bright, enticing layers of tropical fruit are heightened by enchantingly sweet smells of brown sugar, honey, and butterscotch. Notes of mango and citrus zest enhance the complex palate. The lush, creamy mouthfeel is elevated by subtle flavors of honey and butterscotch.–From their Website
Cost: $19.99
Belle Glos Pinot Noir Blanc 2014 | Napa Valley, California
This is a bespoke rosé in that the Pinot Noir grapes were grown specifically with the intention of making a rosé wine. Pale pink with a copper hue, this wine has a classic “eye of the partridge” color. Citrus-driven aromas carry through to the palate. On entry, bright acidity and flavors of pink grapefruit and lemon zest enliven the orange creamsicle notes, while hints of dried apricot and sweet spice add complexity. The brightness verges on minerality, but there is so much weight that the richness balances out the firm acidity and carries the flavors of dried fruit through the long-lasting finish.
Cost: $18.99
Belle Glos Pinot Noir Dairyman 2014 |
Bright crimson red in color. Aromas of black cherry and ripe plums combine with subtle notes of dried herbs and smoke. The palate entry shows flavors of cranberry, fresh raspberry, and ripe cherry, complemented by hints of vanilla and baking spice. A balance of savory, cedar and cocoa powder, and sweet, fig jam and ripe blackberry, round out the mouth-feel. The overall impression is one of ripe red and black berry fruit flavors, great structure, smooth tannins and a lingering fresh finish.
Cost: $49.99
Belle Glos Pinot Noir Las Alturas 2014 |
Deep ruby red in color with intriguing aromas of sun-warmed blackberries, ripe plums, with hints of black licorice. A complexity of dark berry fruits unfold on the palate; blackberries and bing cherries along with dark chocolate flavors. Vanilla and cedar oak undertones on the mid-palate further enhance the wine. The overall impression is rich with refined tannins, firm acidity and explosive layers of ripe fruit.
Cost: $49.99
Belle Glos Clark & Telephone 2014 | Napa Valley, California
The color is a deep scarlet-red with lush aromas of blackberry bramble, nutmeg, and hint of caramel. The wine is fresh and exuberant in the mouth with sumptuous strawberry jam, ripe black cherry, cranberry and warm gingerbread. It is perfectly balanced with refreshing acidity, velvety tannins and a hint of toffee carrying through its long finish. When asked to describe this wine, I simply say it’s like a taste of Christmas, all year long!
Cost: $49.99


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