2008 Paul Lato “Duende” Gold Coast Vineyard Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 100 cases, unfiltered. · Moderately dark reddish purple color in the glass. The bouquet of black cherry, exotic spices, toast and nutty oak is initially enjoyable, but notes of prune and band-aid appear over time. Plush and rich on the palate, with a charge of black cherry and blackberry fruits and added flavors of tar, marzipan, and black tea. The tannins are well integrated and the finish is lengthy. Most appealing when first opened. Drink up. Reviewed February 13, 2017

Winery: Paul Lato
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