2012 Paul Lato "White Piano - Paderewski Vineyard" Paso Robles Grenache
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Also transparent ruby in color, the 2012 Grenache Paderewski Vineyard has a juicy, forward feel in its strawberry, bubble gum, rose petal and sweet spice-driven personality. Medium-bodied, layered and nicely fruited, it has a textured, sweetly fruited feel ... (JD)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Deep ruby. Powerfully scented aromas of cherry compote, black raspberry and boysenberry, with exotic Asian spice and potpourri nuances building in the glass. Youthfully taut and focused, displaying slow-to-open red and dark berry liqueur flavors along with gentle spicecake and floral pastille qualities. Shows strong energy and lift, finishing with appealing sweetness, slow-building tannins and clinging dark berry preserve and floral notes. This is Lato's first commercial Grenache release; it seems to me to lean more toward Spain than the Rhone.
The 2012 Grenache White Piano Padereski Vineyard is a new wine from one of the top sites in Paso Robles. Dark red cherry and plum notes flesh out in a deep, resonant Grenache endowed with lovely overall balance. Sweet floral and spice notes add complexity on the pliant finish in this accessible, silky Grenache. This is an impressive first effort from Paderewski. (AG)