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2013 Paul Lato Il Padrino Syrah Bien Nacido VineyardSyrah / Shiraz from United States

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"Alluring aromas of smoked sweet jerky, coffee bean, graphite, and dark chocolate emerge from this nearly opaque wine. The new French oak is stunningly integrated, threading si...

  • 96 Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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"As with the Grenache releases, the 2013 Syrah Il Padrino Bien Nacido Vineyard is a bigger, richer wine than the Larner Vineyard release. This inky, mostly opaque 2013 has an off-the-hook bouquet of smoked black fruits, ground black pepper, graphite, bacon fat and marine-like sea-breeze to go with a full-bodied, ultra-pure, elegant and seamless profile on the palate. Beautifully concentrated, multi-dimensional, layered, elegant and with blockbuster length, it's another wine from Paul that has the pedigree to drink splendidly in its youth, yet age gracefully.

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."

Product Description:

"Alluring aromas of smoked sweet jerky, coffee bean, graphite, and dark chocolate emerge from this nearly opaque wine. The new French oak is stunningly integrated, threading sinuously through deep bramble fruit and cassis tones. The silky palate is strengthened by luscious tannins that nearly overwhelm the senses by the finish. Massive, extracted, but finely-tuned through-and-through, this supremely age-worthy Syrah has many mysteries to reveal through the years." - Winery

Product Detail

Item # 94040
Country United States
Region California
Sub-Region Santa Barbara
Ratings

96 - 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