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2013 Paul Lato Cinematique Syrah Larner VineyardSyrah / Shiraz from United States

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"An explosive yet nuanced nose of anise, toasted black peppercorn, saline, and violet aromatics is stunning even before the first sip. Delivering on the promise of the nose, th...

  • 95 Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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"The 2013 Syrah Cinematique Larner Vineyard exudes class and elegance on both the nose and palate. Possessing a captivating bouquet that continues to change in the glass, it reveals a core of black raspberries, violets, graphite, dusty soil and dried flowers. These carry to a full-bodied, perfectly balanced Syrah that has layers of pure fruit, integrated acidity and that fine-grained tannin quality that comes only from sandy soils. More supple and elegant than the Bien Nacido release, without quite the same level of concentration, it excels on its purity, balance and overall harmony. I suspect it will gain a touch more weight with short-term cellaring and it will have 10-15 years of overall longevity.

"At the top of the heap with regard to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in Santa Barbara County, Paul Lato continues to focus on small yields and tiny production cuvees from his base in the Santa Maria co-op. While the rage these days is harvesting early and chasing Burgundy-like textures and flavors, Paul’s wines make a mockery of this approach and offer sensational texture, purity and freshness, without giving up on the incredible fruit that makes California so special. They’re made in tiny qualities, but don’t miss these 2013s; this is the best vintage from Paul to date. They’re well worth the extra effort the track down." - Jeb Dunnuck"

Product Description:

"An explosive yet nuanced nose of anise, toasted black peppercorn, saline, and violet aromatics is stunning even before the first sip. Delivering on the promise of the nose, the texture is voluptuous as French oak nuances weave amongst a bevy of concentrated red and black fruit tones. Fleshy and decadent, yet grounded by satisfying fruit tannin, this wine speaks to the quality and focus of Larner Vineyard. It reminds me of a classic Côte-Rôtie with sun-touched California grandeur." - Winery

Product Detail

Item # 94039
Country United States
Region California
Sub-Region Santa Barbara
Ratings

95 - Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2013
Color Red
ABV 15.0%
Varietal(s) Syrah / Shiraz
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste currant, blueberry, blackberry and strawberry
Nose spice box, cedar and dark fruit