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2010 Paul Lato Pinot Noir Suerte Solomon Hills Vineyard
- Central Coast
- Santa Maria Valley
Community Tasting Notes 4
stevenjstein wrote: (93 points)
November 7, 2015 - Nice dark red fruit. Medium to heavy body. Pepper and spice. Good acid backbone.
RGCM Gananda Likes this wine: (94 points)
November 15, 2014 - Blackfruit and floral notes on the nose. Excellently structured pinot with incredible body and showcasing black cherry and black raspberry with wonderful depth and complexity. Just the barest hint of red fruit peeking out in the background at this stage. Cream and spice notes on the lengthy finish. This is a really big and full bodied pinot while remaining nuanced and with wonderful complexity of fruit. This pinot is only beginning to show it layers and depth. Well worth holding and trying again in a year or so. Really impressed with the richness and complexity of this wine and will look for more.
Tcas1982 wrote: (92 points)
March 6, 2014 - Needs an hour to two decant currently.
October 20, 2012 - Great from the outset with delicate classic pinot aromas. Not decanted, drank it over the course of 3-4 hours. Had it blind in a group of 8 pinots including KB RRV, Flowers Sonoma Coast, and a well-known Oregon producer (Archery Summit?) that was rather nondescript and forgettable; the other 4 wines were under $20 and tasted like it. The Lato was a runaway winner on first pour and even more so as the evening progressed. Finely balanced fruit, acidity, and alcohol. Oak well-integrated and not prominent but I am rather insensitive to oakiness. One of the finest pinots of the year for me. The cost is getting up there but every time I drink a Paul Lato wine I regret not buying more.
Pro Reviews 2
By Josh Raynolds
November/December 2012, IWC Issue #165 (link)
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By Antonio Galloni
California's Central Coast: Better than Ever (Aug 2012) (link)
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- Vintage 2010
- Type Red
- Producer Paul Lato
- Varietal Pinot Noir
- Designation Suerte
- Vineyard Solomon Hills Vineyard
- Country USA
- Region California
- SubRegion Central Coast
- Appellation Santa Maria Valley
- Pending Delivery 2 (1%)
- In Cellars 115 (58%)
- Consumed 80 (41%)
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