Paul Lato 2015 Syrah “Cinematique” Larner Vineyard


This is in my book “THE” best Cinematique to-date bar-none! I believe strongly that is equal, to the great 2014, 2012, 2008 and 2007 vintages (97 Point rating). 


Jed Dunnuck – 100 Points: “From the sandy soils in Ballard Canyon and scheduled to be bottled in August, the 2015 Syrah Cinematique sports a similarly deep, inky color to go with a more fruit-driven style in its violets, black raspberry and game scented bouquet. Like the Bien Nacido, it's incredible on the palate, with a sensational texture, ripe, polished tannin and a blockbuster finish. Which of these two Syrahs you prefer will be due more to personal preferences than any difference in quality. Both are utterly incredible reds I wish every reader could taste.”

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

Paul Lato Notes: “In just a few short years, this vineyard has become a holy grail for Rhône varietals in Santa Barbara County, receiving critical acclaim for the quality of the grapes and viticultural practices. Christine Larner and her son, Michael, also a winemaker, are ardent about the continued care and development of their vineyard. The natural beauty of the site with its rolling, sun-splashed hills creates an incredibly peaceful vibe. The Syrah clones of Estrella and 877 planted in this picturesque site produce a rich, intensely flavored wine that retains its elegance.”



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  • Vintage: 2015
  • Winery: Paul Lato