2017 Paul Lato “Suerte” Solomon Hills Vineyard Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., $80. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. Brooding aromas of black fruits and sous-bois. Mid weight plus flavors of plum, black raspberry, blackberry and a hint of tobacco oak are framed with gracious tannins. Fruit-laden, yet refined, showing an appealing seamlessness, and a generous and long finish. This wine needs a little more time to fully integrate the oak. Score: 92. Reviewed May 3, 2019

Winery: Paul Lato
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