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


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"

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

Jeb Dunnuck 93 Points: "The 2015 Pinot Noir Duende Gold Coast Vineyard from Paul was completely destemmed and spent 15 months in 50% new French oak. It's an ethereally textured, lightly colored, finesse-driven effort that comes from 27-year-old vines and the old Martini clone of Pinot Noir. It offers sensational notes of rose petals, strawberries, cherries, mint and sappy herbs. Medium-bodied, lightly textured, yet with tension, purity and verve, give bottes a year or two of bottle age and enjoy over the following 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