2009 Paul Lato “Sine Cera” Fiddlestix Vineyard Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

14.7% alc., 125 cases, unfiltered. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. Bouquet of cardamom spice, tobacco, cigar smoke, mulch, wood shop and black cherry leads off. Lush in the mouth, with a charge of well-ripened dark red and purple fruits framed by modest tannins. Generous and persistent dry, but not bitter, finish. Silky and elegant and very pleasing, but there is slightly intrusive oak overlay. Drink now to 2022. Reviewed February 13, 2017

Winery: Paul Lato
From article: Aged California Pinot Noir: Proceed at Your Own Risk