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Paul Lato 2015 Pinot Noir "Duende" Gold Coast - 93 Points

$82.99

Paul Lato 2015 Pinot Noir "Duende" Gold Coast

Retail 89.00 – GGWC 84.99

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Paul Lato Notes: "The most individualized vineyard in our portfolio. Over 30 year old vines produce this incredibly perfumed, lightly spiced and silky pinot noir. This wine has Burgundian-like complexity. A favorite of many Master Sommelier's for its truly expressive qualities"

 

Pinot File 93 Points : "This vineyard is owned and managed by the Burk and Espinosa families. Low yielding vines grown on a sandy plateau with excellent drainage. The own-rooted vines are over 22 years old and are a Martini selection. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. The nose offers an olfactory onslaught of cherry, exotic spice, and burnt tobacco aromas. Light to mid weight in style, with fruit flavors of cherry and cranberry. Elegantly composed, with tight acidity and modest tannins, offering a slightly tart finish. A riff of baking spice and tobacco notes add interest. The fruit is somewhat under ripe, but the wine remains highly satisfying. Score: 93"

 

Robert Parker 2014 vintage 95 Points: "The 2014 Pinot Noir Goldcoast Vineyard Duende is from the Santa Maria Valley and comes from the Martini clone, which was selected by UC Davis from Martini’s Carneros vineyard. It's the lightest colored in the lineup and it shines for its elegance, nuances and finesse more so than overt power and richness. Notes of strawberries, light spice, sappy flowers and hints of charcoal all flow to a medium-bodied, pretty, silky Pinot Noir that has fine tannin, no hard edges and a great finish. Aged 14 months in 25% new French oak, it should evolve nicely for a decade."

Frank's Notes:  This is Burgundy made in California!  The Gold Coast Vineyard is almost 30 years old and is not planted on rootstock!  Intensely perfumy aromatics jump out of the glass. Medium to full in body, this wine offers gobs of red stone fruit, a touch a underbrush and spice in its mediugm to full-bodied shell.  The wine lingers for a longtime into a gorgeous, lengthy finish.

 


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  • Vintage: 2015
  • Winery: Paul Lato