Paul Lato Lancelot Pisoni Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016
This is another special vintage from Pisoni Vineyard. Vibrant and deep, dark cherry color. Booming aromatics out of the glass, with blueberry pie-like notes. Power and grace in the mouth with plenty of fruit, oak, and vanilla nuances that blend seamlessly. Touch of spice and abundance of minerality. Long finish, very impressive now and full of aging potential and evolution in the bottle. Our Grand Cru from Santa Lucia Highlands.
|Appellation||Santa Maria Valley|
Wine AdvocateThe 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.