Sommelier: Belle Glos
Belle Glos Las Alturas is the crown jewel from California’s Central Coast and the paparazzi pick on the Pinot scene. Bright ruby in color, this medium-bodied red juggles the taste trio of blackberry, black cherry and black raspberry with silky smoothness, seamless comfort and great pleasure. Historically, Pinot Noir is a shy, intriguing grape producing highly complex layers of delicious fruit with sometimes difficult tannins. But Belle Glos has captured the elegant earthiness found in its Burgundy brethren, delivering more ripe berry, less forest floor, with crème fraîche richness. And this brilliant Pinot makes both visual and sensory impressions with its trademark ultra-thick coat of red wax poured over the long neck Burgundy-style bottle. Crafted by young Joseph of the Wagner wine family, Las Alturas reconfirms their legendary vineyard style and winemaking skill. Order Belle Glos BTG at Crowne Plaza’s Patio Grill, where it will pair perfectly with the traditional Thanksgiving dinner or the Thursday-night Italian buffet. And it’s also available, but highly allocated, at select wine shops for about 50 bucks a bottle.