2016 Paul Lato “Lancelot” Pisoni Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., $80. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. Exuberant aromas of black cherry, rose and exotic spices holds up over some time in the glass. The most tannic wine in the 2016 lineup and what you would expect from this vineyard, but the tannins are supportive without being intrusive. Amazing attack of sweet blackberry, black raspberry and pomegranate fruit flavors that are expansive in the mouth and boldly expressive on the finish. The alcohol is tucked in nicely. Even more seamless and glorious when tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. The pedigree of this vineyard as well as its terroir shines in this wine. Score: 95. Reviewed June 9, 2018

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