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

14.3% alc., 100 cases, $60. 14-year-old Martini clone vines. Aged in 50% new French oak barrels. Unfiltered. · Subdued aromas of cherries, red berries and balsam which build in intensity over time in the glass. A cherry bombast in the mouth that makes one pause and wonder how a liquid could deliver such luscious flavor. Elegant, soft in the mouth, with powdery fine grain tannins and an endless echo of scent and fruit on the dry finish. Reviewed January 27, 2011

Winery: Paul Lato
From article: Paul Lato: Central Coast Pinot Maestro