2017 Paul Lato “Duende” Gold Coast Vineyard Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir

13.9% alc., $70. · Moderately light garnet color in the mouth. Nicely perfumed with aromas of cherry, raspberry, strawberry, earth and a hint of burnt tobacco. A red-fruited wine with excellent acid vibe, silky tannins and a deft touch of toasty oak. The most elegant of the 2017 vintage wines tasted, offering a lip-smacking finish with some length. Score: 91. Reviewed May 3, 2019

Winery: Paul Lato
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