Paul Lato 2015 Pinot Noir "Atticus" John Sebastiano Vineyard, Santa Barbara - 98 Points


Paul Lato 2015 Pinot Noir "Atticus" John Sebastiano Vineyard, Santa Barbara

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Paul Lato Notes: "Elegant, fruity and pleasing. Refreshing acidity with fresh strawberry fruit and violet aromas. There is serious weight to this powerful wine, yet it remains distinctly balanced with a ripe red fruit component that is grounded"

Frank's notes: This might be one of Paul's best renditions of this great vineyard.  Intensly aromatic, lush fruit, medium to full in body, but extremely well-balanced.  Bright red stone fruit on the mid-palate witha hint of spice leading into a long silky finish.

Pinot File 98 Points: " A newer vineyard on the eastern side of the Sta. Rita Hills. Clone 115 and Swan selection. Ownership partners are Sebastiano Sterpa and John Wagner, and vineyard manager is Ruben Solzono. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. The aromas of exotic spices, beautifully ripened dark red and purple fruits and a pine sap note are knee-weakening seductive. An ephemeral wine with impressive vibrancy, amazing harmony and silkiness. The boysenberry fruit core is enlivened by bright acidity that also energizes the finish that lasts and lasts and lasts. I found it really hard to avoid swallowing this one. The wine was still almost indescribable when tasted the following day from a previously opened and recorked bottle. Score: 98"


Robert Parker: The Paul Lato Pinot Noir Atticus John Sebastiano Vineyard is stunning. Loaded with fruit and a big, voluptuous, textured effort, it has tons of black raspberry, black cherry, violets, leather and baking spices aromas and flavors. These come together beautifully on the palate and it has sensational depth and richness through the mid-palate while always staying lively, elegant and seamless. It's fruit loaded and exuberant for sure, but also as classy and silky as they come. It's already hard to resist, but I suspect it will evolve easily for a decade.

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  • Vintage: 2015
  • Winery: Paul Lato