2014 Paul Lato "Il Padrino - Bien Nacido Vineyard" Santa Maria Valley Syrah

SKU #1383819 97 points Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Another sensational vintage for this cuvee, the 2014 Syrah Il Padrino Bien Nacido Vineyard is slightly deeper colored than the Larner Vineyard and has a more earthy, gamey, savory characteristics in its black currants, damp earth, olive tapenade and sappy flower aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, rich, beautifully concentrated and layered, with good acidity and fine tannin, it needs short term cellaring to come together (the Larner is much more upfront) and will drink beautifully through 2026. This estate is one of the true gems in the Central Coast and Paul Lato continues to eschew the ridiculous trend towards harvesting early and making lean, anemic wines. These latest releases shine for their purity, finesse and elegance, just as much as for their texture and beautiful California fruit. Don't miss them! (JD) Inner quote mark (8/2016)

94 points Vinous

Outer quote mark One of the real highlights in this range, the 2014 Syrah Il Padrino Bien Nacido Vineyard is racy, powerful and structured, all of which suggest it needs at least a few years in bottle to truly come around. Black pepper, lavender, spice, mint, pine and wild flowers are all fused together in this super-expressive, exquisite Syrah. Savory notes develop in the glass, adding aromatic lift. There is plenty to admire in this striking, beautifully crafted Syrah from Paul Lato. Once again, the Bien Nacido Syrah is a super distinctive wine built on precision and energy. (AG) Inner quote mark (9/2016)

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