2016 Paul Lato “Duende” Gold Coast Vineyard Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir

13.9% alc., $70. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Cordial aromas of cherry, crushed strawberry, rose petal and spice. Very tasty mid weight cherry core with an honorable spice accent. Good energy and composure, very silky with drop-dead elegance and refinement. Not a big-fruited bombast of a wine, rather one of charming delicacy. Score: 94. Reviewed June 9, 2018

Winery: Paul Lato
From article: Recently Tasted California Pinot Noir & Chardonnay