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Paul Lato

From my experience of tasting the finest wines from around the world, all the greatest wines possess authenticity, harmony, and elegance. These are the qualities I constantly try to capture in my wines. The ultimate goal is to create wines that are seamless and textural with enough structure and balance to complement fine cuisine.
In order to make wines of the highest caliber, I select unique vineyards that are cared for by talented vineyard managers committed to excellence. I strive to locate and source from not only the best vineyards but the best blocks within each of these vineyards. During the growing season, yields are restricted to achieve maximum concentration of flavor. Harvest is based on physiological ripeness, which changes depending on the vintage characteristics.
Cellar work is based on minimal intervention, cleanliness and purity of intention. Because every vintage is different, I do not believe in recipes. With due respect to science, I do believe that true artisanal winemaking is based on intuition, sensitivity and passion. Keeping the lots small allows for gentle handling throughout the winemaking process.
I want my wines to give pleasure and keep your palate interested until the last drop from the bottle – I hope you like them at first sip and love them at the last.

 
2016, Paul Lato "Manga Girl" Rose of Pinot Noir Pris: 260,00 DKK
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2016, Paul Lato Matinee Sauvignon Blanc Pris: 300,00 DKK
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Coming all from the Grimm's Bluff Vineyard, the 2016 Sauvignon Blanc Le Jardin Secret is an incredibly exotic, perfumed white that delivers killer notes of lychee nut, mint, tropical fruits and exotic flowers. Medium-bodied, supple, beautifully polished and elegant, it's a terrific Sauvignon Blanc that's going to shine on the dinner table.
 
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2016, Paul Lato Matinee Sauvignon Blanc Magnum Pris: 620,00 DKK
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Coming all from the Grimm's Bluff Vineyard, the 2016 Sauvignon Blanc Le Jardin Secret is an incredibly exotic, perfumed white that delivers killer notes of lychee nut, mint, tropical fruits and exotic flowers. Medium-bodied, supple, beautifully polished and elegant, it's a terrific Sauvignon Blanc that's going to shine on the dinner table.
 
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2016, Paul Lato Matinee Chardonnay Pris: 350,00 DKK
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2015, Paul Lato Matinee Pinot Noir Pris: 350,00 DKK
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2015, Paul Lato Matinee Pinot Noir Magnum Pris: 720,00 DKK
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2015, Paul Lato - Belle de Jour, Duvarita Vineyard Chardonnay Pris: 620,00 DKK
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Sautéed apple, salted butter, brioche and toasted bread notes all emerge from this 2015 Chardonnay Belle Du Jour Duvarita Vineyard, which comes from a great site in the Sta. Rita Hills and was fermented and aged in 50% new oak. Rich, supple, elegant, yet stacked Chardonnay that's already impossible to resist. I love its concentration and I suspect it will evolve nicely for a decade or more.
 
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2016, Paul Lato - Belle de Jour, Duvarita Vineyard Chardonnay Pris: 640,00 DKK
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The 2016 Chardonnay Belle de Jour Hilliard Bruce Vineyard reveals aromas of lime zest, preserved citrus, white flowers and struck match, followed by a medium-bodied, bright and tensile palate, with an elegantly glossy attack, excellent energy and a long, chalky finish. Intensely flavored and mouthwateringly fresh, this is a beautiful Chardonnay from Paul Lato.
 
93 William Kelly @ Robert Parker
2014, Paul Lato "Kokoro" Chardonnay Pris: 670,00 DKK
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2015, Paul Lato, "Le Souvenier" Chardonnay Pris: 800,00 DKK
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Showing a touch more oak (it was brought up in 70% new barrels), the 2015 Chardonnay le Souvenir Sierra Madre Vineyard offers classic notes of white peach, pineapple and buttered stone fruits intermixed with spice and hints of toasted nuts. It's ripe, beautifully textured and full-bodied on the palate offering tons of richness and depth as well as a great finish.
 
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2016, Paul Lato, "Le Souvenier" Chardonnay Pris: 700,00 DKK
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From one of the oldest vineyards in the Santa Maria Valley, Paul Lato’s superb 2016 Chardonnay le Souvenir Sierra Madre Vineyard reveals attractive aromas of yellow orchard fruit, citrus zest, peach and honeycomb. On the palate, it’s medium to full-bodied, with more textural glossiness than the Belle de Jour, underpinned by bright acids and concluding with an intense, chalky finish. This is quite structurally tight-knit right now and will need a couple of years in the cellar to blossom.
 
95 William Kelly @ Robert Parker
2014, Paul Lato, "East of Eden" Pisoni Vineyard Chardonnay Pris: 740,00 DKK
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From one of the top sites in the Santa Lucia Highlands, the 2014 Chardonnay East Of Eden Pisoni Vineyard is a tour de force in Chardonnay that will stand up with the best California offers. More masculine, rich and textured, with tons of caramelized orchard fruits, orange blossom, minerality and brioche, it has a great mid-palate, excellent acidity and shows serious length on the finish. Aged 14 months in 50% new French oak, it should have a decade or more of longevity, although there's no need to delay gratification too long.
 
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2015, Paul Lato, "East of Eden" Pisoni Vineyard Chardonnay Pris: 800,00 DKK
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Showing a similar color as the other Chardonnays, the 2015 Chardonnay East of Eden Pisoni Vineyard offers a stunning minerality to go with notions toasted bread, charcoal, buttered stone fruits and spice. Rich, concentrated, decadent and textured, it has wonderfully bright acidity and is the finest Chardonnay I've tasted from Paul.
 
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2016, Paul Lato, "East of Eden" Pisoni Vineyard Chardonnay Pris: 700,00 DKK
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The 2016 Chardonnay East Of Eden Pisoni Vineyard reveals notes of lemon, lime cordial and citrus blossom, followed by a full-bodied, rich palate that’s a bit more angular and powerful than the three other Chardonnays but misses some of their intensity and cut, though it concludes with an intriguingly saline finish.
 
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2013, Paul Lato "The Contender" Drum Canyon Pinot Noir Pris: 670,00 DKK
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Made from two suitcase clones (Swan and Calera) grown on a steep, south-facing slope in the Sta. Rita Hills, the 2013 Pinot Noir The Contender Drum Canyon Vineyard has discrete oak in its blackcurrant, black cherry, underbrush, rose petal and spice-laced bouquet. This gives way to a ripe, nicely concentrated and juicy Pinot Noir that has bright acidity and a taut, energetic texture. It's currently lacking a touch of the integration found in the other releases, yet is still beautiful. Give it a year in bottle and enjoy through 2023.
 
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2013, Paul Lato "Duende" Gold Coast Vineyard Pinot Noir Pris: 580,00 DKK
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A wine Paul calls his mini Chambolle, the 2013 Pinot Noir Gold Coast Vineyard Duende comes from 24+-year-old own-rooted vines and spent 15 months in 50% new French oak. It's a beautifully perfumed and elegant Pinot Noir that offers up classic strawberry, raspberry, underbrush and sweet spice notes in an ethereal, medium-bodied, seamless style. About as pure and delicate as they come, it's a flat-out gorgeous Pinot Noir to enjoy anytime over the coming 7-8 years.
 
 
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2013, Paul Lato "California" Pinot Noir - KKWine exclusive Pris: 420,00 DKK
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A pinot blended and bottled especially for KKWine / Denmark.
4 barrels were made which gave a total of 100 cases.
2014, Paul Lato "Lancelot" Pisoni Vineyards Pinot Noir Pris: 750,00 DKK
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Coming from a block that was recently replanted (this cuvee won't be made after 2015), the 2014 Pinot Noir Lancelot Pisoni Vineyard is always one of the larger framed, mineral-laced wines from Paul. Offering lots of crushed rock and mineral nuances, with a core of red currants, raspberry, smoked earth and charcoal, it leans towards the blacker fruits, is medium to full-bodied, gorgeously textured and has a finish that won't quit. Like all of Paul's wines, it's impeccably balanced. Give it a year and drink bottles through 2026.
 
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2016, Paul Lato "Lancelot" Pisoni Vineyards Pinot Noir Pris: 750,00 DKK
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The 2016 Pinot Noir Lancelot Pisoni Vineyard offers up aromas of wood smoke, plums, tar, spice and berry preserve. On the palate, it's full-bodied and rich, but also more angular, with firm, stony tannins underlying its formidable core of ripe, sweet fruit. While this makes the biggest impact of the Paul Lato Pinot Noirs, I wonder if it will ever attain the same harmony as some of the other wines in the portfolio.
 
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2014 Paul Lato "Seabiscuit" Pinot Noir Pris: 670,00 DKK
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Showing the more savory, dried earth and sandy loam-like characteristics that are the hallmark of the Sta. Rita Hills AVA is the 2014 Pinot Noir Seabiscuit Zotovich Vineyard (aged 15 months in 70% new French oak). It has lots of bright cherry, forest floor, spice and dried flowers to go with a supple, gorgeously polished style on the palate. It still has a kiss of new oak, so give it a year in bottle.
 
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2014, Paul Lato "The Prospect" Pinot Noir Pris: 600,00 DKK
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Coming all from Dijon clones (115 and 667), the 2014 Pinot Noir The Prospect Sierra Madre Vineyard is more pretty, forward and voluptuous, with lots of black cherry, spring flowers and forest floor aromas and flavors, full-bodied richness and a sexy, layered, downright hard to resist texture. Aged in 50% new French oak, drink it while you wait on the others to come around.
 
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2016, Paul Lato "The Prospect" Pinot Noir Pris: 600,00 DKK
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The 2016 Pinot Noir The Prospect Sierra Madre Vineyard reveals a rich bouquet of ripe black cherries, cassis and dried flowers, generously framed by smoky new oak. On the palate, it's more ample and voluptuous than the Duende, with more power and a richer core of fruit that largely conceals its fine tannins. This is the most fruit-forward bottling in the Paul Lato portfolio this year, and I suspect it will be the most giving in its youth.
 
93 William Kelly @Robert Parker
2014, Paul Lato Solomon Hills "Suerte" Pinot Noir Pris: 700,00 DKK
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From a top site in the Santa Maria Valley that's just to the southwest of Bien Nacido, the 2014 Pinot Noir Solomon Hills Vineyard Suerte comes mostly from clone 115, but has 25% each from 667 and 777. Aged 15 months in 75% new French oak, it's another lighter colored beauty that offers upfront, fresh and fruit-driven notes of strawberries, framboise, violets and spring flowers. Elegant, layered, pure and with good acidity and fine tannin, it's already hard to resist, yet should evolve nicely on its balance.
 
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2014, Paul Lato "Matinee" Syrah Pris: 350,00 DKK
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A total winner is the classic 2014 Syrah Matinee Santa Barbara County. It possesses a sweeter, prettier and more upfront profile (compared to the single vineyard releases) and is loaded with notions of black raspberries, olive tapenade, underbrush, pepper and incense. This medium to full-bodied, complex, even chewy and mouth-filling Syrah has tons of character, ripe tannin and a great finish. It's already drinking beautifully, but should easily cruise for 5-6 years, if not longer.
 
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2012, Paul Lato "il Padrino" Syrah Pris: 760,00 DKK
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More masculine (about as masculine as any of Paul’s wines get? which isn’t very masculine), the 2012 Syrah Il Padrino Bien Nacido Vineyard (100% Syrah aged in 85% new French oak) had loads of creme de cassis, wood smoke, cracked pepper, salty minerality and ground herbs to go with a medium to full-bodied, layered, pure and overall fresh profile on the palate. It’s the incredible purity of fruit that really sets this apart. Also showing building, finely polished tannin on the finish, give this smoking Syrah another year or so and drink it through 2027. 
 
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2014, Paul Lato "il Padrino" Syrah Pris: 800,00 DKK
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Another sensational vintage for this cuvee, the 2014 Syrah Il Padrino Bien Nacido Vineyard is slightly deeper colored than the Larner Vineyard and has a more earthy, gamey, savory characteristics in its black currants, damp earth, olive tapenade and sappy flower aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, rich, beautifully concentrated and layered, with good acidity and fine tannin, it needs short term cellaring to come together (the Larner is much more upfront) and will drink beautifully through 2026. 
 
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2014, Paul Lato "White Piano" Paderewski VIneyard Grenache Pris: 680,00 DKK
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The most perfumed and upfront of the Grenache releases from Lato, the 2014 Grenache Paderewski Vineyard is a ripe, perfumed, strawberry, kirsch, incense and potpourri-scented 2014 that's medium to full-bodied, supple, open knit and loaded with charm. It finishes well, has a distinct personality and is an impressive, feminine style of Grenache to drink over the coming 5-7 years. 
 
93 Jeb Dunnuck
2012 Paul Lato "Lancelot" Pisoni Vineyard, pinot noir - magnum Pris: 1.800,00 DKK
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The 2012 Pinot Noir Lancelot Pisoni Vineyard is a lighter, more restrained version of this cuvee that lacks the depth and richness found in prior years. Nevertheless, it’s still an outstanding effort that offers notions of wild strawberries, pine, sappy herbs and spring flowers to go with a medium-bodied, nicely balanced and sweetly fruited profile on the palate. There’s good density here, but the acidity is quite high and shows more on the finish as well. Give it a year in the cellar and enjoy it over the following 3-5 years. 
 
 
92 Jeb Dunnuck
2012, Paul Lato "Duende" Gold Coast Pinot Noir Magnum Pris: 1.240,00 DKK
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More approachable and evolved, the 2012 Pinot Noir Duende Gold Coast Vineyard is a terrific effort that has sweet black cherries, currants and strawberry-styled fruits to go with ample spice-box, forest floor and dried flower-like aromas and flavors. Medium to full-bodied, seamless and a little bit slutty, it stays beautifully focused, has a rock-star texture and a clean, classy finish. It’s hard to resist now, and I see no reason to hold off either. 
 
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2012, Paul Lato "Atticus" Sebastiano Vineyard Pinot Noir Magnum Pris: 1.380,00 DKK
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Slightly darker in character, with more black raspberries, dried soil, herbs and flowers, the 2012 Pinot Noir Atticus John Sebastiano Vineyard is another medium to full-bodied, rich, nicely concentrated and elegant Pinot Noir that will thrill for upward of a decade. 
 
 One of my favorite producers in the Central Coast, Paul Lato continues to make thrilling Pinot Noirs and Syrahs that have texture, richness and depth while never seeming heavy or cumbersome. These are gorgeous wines across the board and you can’t go wrong here.


94 Jeb Dunnuck
2014, Paul Lato Matinee Syrah Pris: 340,00 DKK
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A total winner is the classic 2014 Syrah Matinee Santa Barbara County. It possesses a sweeter, prettier and more upfront profile (compared to the single vineyard releases) and is loaded with notions of black raspberries, olive tapenade, underbrush, pepper and incense. This medium to full-bodied, complex, even chewy and mouth-filling Syrah has tons of character, ripe tannin and a great finish. It's already drinking beautifully, but should easily cruise for 5-6 years, if not longer.

92 Jeb Dunnuck
 
2013 Paul Lato "Last Kiss" late harvest syrah Pris: 660,00 DKK
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