Local Delivery Available  •   Stores Now Open Tues-Sun  •   Curbside Pickup Everyday

2013 Paul Lato "The Contender - Drum Canyon Vineyard" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

SKU #1273893 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Made from two suitcase clones (Swan and Calera) grown on a steep, south-facing slope in the Sta. Rita Hills, the 2013 Pinot Noir The Contender Drum Canyon Vineyard has discrete oak in its blackcurrant, black cherry, underbrush, rose petal and spice-laced bouquet. This gives way to a ripe, nicely concentrated and juicy Pinot Noir that has bright acidity and a taut, energetic texture. It's currently lacking a touch of the integration found in the other releases, yet is still beautiful. (JD) 93+ Inner quote mark (8/2015)

92 points Vinous

Outer quote mark An addition to the range, the 2013 Pinot Noir The Contender Drum Canyon Vineyard is one of the more subtle and refined wines in the range. Sweet floral notes meld into succulent red cherries, mint, spices and orange peel. Nuanced and beautifully layered throughout, with lovely underlying energy, the 2013 offers terrific overall balance. A kick of floral/savory aromatics adds complexity on the finish. This is Paul Lato's first vintage from Drum Canyon. (AG) Inner quote mark (8/2015)


Share |
Price: $74.99

Real Time Inventory by location:

The item you have chosen is in stock, and there is inventory in our main warehouse. Below is the current quantity on hand information for this product within our database. It is never more than five minutes old. Additionally, our shopping cart looks at real time inventory so when you add an item to you cart we will do an immediate check of available inventory and alert you if there are any issues.

Location Qty
Main Warehouse: 1
Product turnaround time varies by location of inventory and your chosen method of shipping/pickup. For a detailed explanation click here.

Related Items

Loading recommendations

Product Reviews:

Additional Information:

;