97+ Points Limited new Pinot Noir from cult producer Paul Lato. Limited. 97+ Points Jeb Dunnuck: "From a site located in the southern part of the Santa Lucia Highlands consisting of broken granite soils, the Paul Lato 2017 Pinot Noir Lancelot Pisoni Vineyard was all destemmed and spent 15 months in 70% new French oak. Ripe raspberries, strawberries, rose petals, sappy herbs, and crushed rock-like minerality all emerge from the glass, and it hits the palate with medium to full body, bright, integrated acidity, building tannins, and a great, great finish. Despite seeming to be the most seamless and elegant texturally, it has a wealth of building tannins, good acidity, and a tight, powerful, lengthy style that begs for another year or two in bottle... ...I continue to be blown away by the wines of Paul Lato, and these are unquestionably some of the most profound and exciting wines coming from the Central Coast today. The lineup has grown substantially over the past decade, and Lato now releases upwards of five Chardonnays, six Pinot Noirs, two Grenaches, three Syrahs, a Sauvignon Blanc, and a Malvasia. Despite the number of wines, quality hasn’t slipped an inch, and the wines show incredible site and varietal typicity always paired with sensational fruit and balance. In short, don’t miss these wines!"
Taste of Santa Rita (hills wine tasting room) deliciousness on 117 day in Los Olivos
Taste of Santa Rita (hills wine tasting room) deliciousness on 117 day in Los Olivos9.4
Give it at least an hour.
Give it at least an hour.9.2