Paul Lato 2015 Pinot Noir “Suerte” Solomon Hills - 96 Points


Paul is not slowing down one bit, and this workhorse “Suerte” will amaze many Pinot lovers alike! It shows gorgeously young, and will even improve a lot more in the years to come!  Only a few barrels produced! This 2015 is any bit as good as the 96 point rated 2014 vintage!


Paul Lato Notes: “Solomon Hills is a Grand-Cru-in-the-making site of great character, arguably the most unique in the Santa Maria Valley. The aromatics show gunpowder, black cherry, and strawberry jam notes of deep intensity and generosity. The palate is pure velvet, seamlessly balancing rich, tarry earth tones that cling to the palate with a bright acid lift towards the finish. Striking in both beauty and intelligence.”

FYI: Jeb Dunnuck (formerly with Robert Parker, just started his OWN Publication)

Jeb Dunnuck 96 Points: "The darkest colored in the lineup, the 2015 Pinot Noir Suerte Solomon Hills Vineyard saw 15 months in 65% new French oak. It's a big, ripe, sexy effort that dishes up lots of cassis and strawberry fruits intermixed with notions of smoked earth, licorice and spices. Layered, pure and silky on the palate, it has fine tannin and a great finish. This textured 2015 is guaranteed to impress over the coming 7-8+ years."


Robert Parker 2014 – 96 Points: “From a top site in the Santa Maria Valley that's just to the southwest of Bien Nacido, the 2014 Pinot Noir Solomon Hills Vineyard Suerte comes mostly from clone 115, but has 25% each from 667 and 777. Aged 15 months in 75% new French oak, it's another lighter colored beauty that offers upfront, fresh and fruit-driven notes of strawberries, framboise, violets and spring flowers. Elegant, layered, pure and with good acidity and fine tannin, it's already hard to resist, yet should evolve nicely on its balance.”



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  • Vintage: 2015
  • Winery: Paul Lato