Paul Lato 2015 Chardonnay “Souvenir" - 98 Points


This is a more than worthy follow-up to the 2012,13 & 14 bottlings which received 96-97 Point ratings from Robert Parker! This wine might be Paul’s boldest production, yet another gem in my book.  It is by far Paul’s smallest bottling, only 4 barrels produced.  The 2014 is a carbon copy of the 2011 that received rave reviews from my clients and critics alike! I’d be shocked not to see similar scores, or higher!


Paul Lato Notes: “23-year-old Wente clone vines contribute to the classic, precise nature of this naturally-pleasing Chardonnay. Golden straw-colored in the glass, notes of clover honey and roasted plantain notes emerge from the nose with great clarity. The mouthfeel is electric and buoyant, with wet limestone minerality and a stunning swell of lemon-like acidity that enlivens the palate.”

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

Jeb Dunnuck 98 Points: “Showing a touch more oak (it was brought up in 70% new barrels), the 2015 Chardonnay le Souvenir Sierra Madre Vineyard offers classic notes of white peach, pineapple and buttered stone fruits intermixed with spice and hints of toasted nuts. It's ripe, beautifully textured and full-bodied on the palate offering tons of richness and depth as well as a great finish."


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  • Vintage: 2015
  • Winery: Paul Lato