2018 PAUL LATO MATINEE PINOT NOIR
Paul Lato is one of those naturally gifted winemakers that started out as a Sommelier, then made his first 6 barrels of wine in 2002. He was discovered by Robert Parker who told him that he had tremendous talent, and to hurry up and name the wine, because he wanted to be the first to write about it… Fast forward to today and Paul Lato wines are some of the most sought after from the Central Coast, where he’s been raking in high 90’s scores from many of the top wine publications. His single vineyard Pinots are nearly impossible to find and go for $70-$90/btl… At $44, his Matinee Pinot Noir is a stunning value and Pinot Noir lovers should not miss out.
Artfully composed from three iconic vineyards including Sierra Madre, John Sebastiano, and Zotovich, the 2018 perfectly articulates just how great Pinot Noir can be from the Central Coast, and at $44, Paul Lato competes with any of the best Pinots produced anywhere in CA. The 2018 has incredibly intense fruit, and it’s made in a showy, and compelling style that pulls you right in. On the palate a burst of red berries, sassafras, wild spices, and blueberry lets you know you’re into something special. With just 12 barrels produced, I wouldn’t wait long to secure yours.