2017 Paul Lato The Prospect Sierra Madre Pinot NoirPinot Noir from United States
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- 97 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
- 96 Erin Brooks - Robert Parker's the Wine Advocate
97 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
Moving to the reds, the 2017 Pinot Noir The Prospect Sierra Madre Vineyard comes from a site in Santa Maria and was all destemmed and spent 15 months in 50% new French oak. Deep ruby/plum-colored with notes of smoked cherries, scorched earth, spice box, and forest floor, it hits the palate with a layered, multi-dimensional texture, seamless integration of its fruit, tannins, and acidity, a stacked mid-palate, and a great, great finish. It's a thrill a minute and can be drunk today or cellared for 7-8 years or more.
96 Erin Brooks - Robert Parker's the Wine Advocate
Grapes for this wine come from 24-year-old vines planted in sandy soils, and it was aged for 15 months in 50% new French oak. Pale to medium ruby in color, the 2017 Pinot Noir The Prospect Sierra Madre Vineyard has a fantastic nose of pure, bright fruits—fresh blueberry, cranberry, red and black cherry and redcurrant—and licorice with perfumed earth, autumn leaves, cinnamon stick, rose petal, orange oil and a wicked spicy undercurrent with hints of dust, peppercorn, prosciutto and nutmeg. Beautifully delineated aromas! The palate is light to medium-bodied and wonderfully silky with oodles of flavor layers. It's framed by very ripe, fine, pixelated tannins and seamless freshness, finishing very long and spicy. This is absolutely gorgeous. It's so approachable and delicious now, but try and keep your paws off for a bit because this will be stunning in a few years. 150 cases were made.
97 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
96 - Erin Brooks - Robert Parker's the Wine Advocate
|Taste||ripe cherry, plum, strawberry, raspberry and mushroom|
|Nose||barnyard, cherry, plum, game and tomato|