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Paul Lato Matinee Pinot Noir 2021

13.50% /
750ml /
Vintage: 2021
  • MEL 94
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    Introducing the Paul Lato Matinee Pinot Noir 2021’” an embodiment of winemaker Paul Lato’s artistic prowess. This offering stands as a testament to his unwavering dedication, mirroring the craftsmanship evident in his acclaimed single vineyard selections. A fusion of skillful artistry and welcoming accessibility, the Matinee 2021 emerges under Paul Lato’s expert guidance, ushering a novel dimension to your palate’s journey.

    Glowing with an alluring and vivacious medium-toned shade, the Matinee 2021 captures attention immediately. A graceful ballet of fragrances unfolds in its bouquet, as raspberry’s elegance, strawberry’s allure, and the delicate essence of rose petals entwine in a harmonious medley. This aromatic symphony serves as a prelude to the enchanting experience that awaits.

    Upon the first sip, one is greeted with an eloquent introduction of flavors, where the subtle hints of clove and vanilla merge with the brighter, more vivacious notes of cherries and red currants. This ensemble of taste is underpinned by a nuanced, earthy undertone reminiscent of fresh forest floor and seasoned oak, offering a delightful complexity to the wine. The balanced acidity ensures that each flavor is pronounced, yet harmoniously integrated, creating a seamless progression from start to finish.

    The palate hosts an intricate tapestry of flavors, sustaining the wine’s inherent grace, while a subtle infusion of spices adds depth to its intricate nature. The wine’s velvety texture owes itself to the supple tannins that enhance each sip, urging you to relish the present instant and cherish the intermingling flavors that dance upon your taste buds.

    This unfiltered blend showcases an enthralling trio of strawberry, raspberry, and pomegranate notes. A lively acidity imparts vibrancy, while the medium body encapsulates its multifaceted character. The pristine fruit flavors take center stage, bearing witness to the meticulous craftsmanship involved. The finale is distinguished by a lingering, impressive texture that etches an enduring memory.

    The Paul Lato Matinee Pinot Noir concludes its symphony of tastes with a finish that is both long and satisfying, lingering on the palate with hints of spice and a whisper of smoke, suggesting the potential for further development and depth with age. This suggests a wine that not only captivates in the present but promises an evolving narrative with time, inviting wine enthusiasts to explore its unfolding layers over years.

    Garnished with commendation from critics, the Matinee 2021 embarks on a journey of sensory exploration. Its harmonized fusion of flavors, textures, and aromas transforms it into an ideal companion for shared moments, beckoning you to revel in the splendor of Paul Lato’s winemaking virtuosity.

    In essence, the Paul Lato Matinee Pinot Noir 2021 stands not only as a beverage but as a work of art. It encapsulates the philosophy and skill of its maker, translating the richness of the terroir and the intricacies of viniculture into a bottle. This wine is a celebration, a blend of nature’s gifts and human artistry, designed to enchant and engage all who have the pleasure of experiencing it.

    14 reviews for Paul Lato Matinee Pinot Noir 2021

    1. Jamie Wilkinson

      This Paul Lato wine is a real treat. The subtle flavors of smoke and oak dance with a hint of wild strawberry. It’s a beautiful expression of Santa Barbara County.

    2. Ruth Krieger

      The Paul Lato Matinee Pinot Noir is like poetry in a bottle. The eloquent introduction of flavors like cherry and raspberry is something to savor.

    3. Tommy Carbone

      The Paul Lato Matinee Pinot Noir is an experience. The cedar and baking spice flavors mix perfectly, creating a wine that is both complex and delightful.

    4. Cheryl Keller

      Winemaker Paul Lato has outdone himself with this Matinee Pinot Noir. It’s a wonderful balance of mushroom and cranberry flavors with an intriguing hint of cola.

    5. Larry Tweedy

      Wow, the Paul Lato Matinee Pinot Noir is a delight. Its ripe strawberry flavor paired with red currant is a winning combination. Plus, the touch of minerals adds a nice finish.

    6. Helga Mack

      The Paul Lato Matinee is a sensory delight. The light and perfumed nature of the wine, combined with flavors like red cherry and pepper, is simply captivating.

    7. Lawrence Chandler

      Got the Paul Lato Matinee with free shipping on 12 bottles. The flavors of cherry, smoke, and a hint of mushroom are a stunning combination.

    8. Billy Ozaeta

      The Paul Lato Matinee Pinot Noir is intriguing. The blend of earthy and raspberry flavors is a testament to the skills of winemaker Paul Lato.

    9. Virgil Smith

      Got my Paul Lato Matinee today with free shipping on 12 bottles. It’s an explosion of red fruit and vanilla, so light and perfumed.

    10. Arthur Duncan

      This Paul Lato Matinee is a flavorful journey. The eucalyptus blends so well with the lavender, creating a light and perfumed masterpiece.

    11. James Lerch

      I’m in love with this Paul Lato wine. The flavors of wild strawberry and clove burst on the palate, leaving a lasting impression. It’s a bottle worth savoring.

    12. David Prentice

      The Paul Lato Matinee Pinot Noir is a sensory delight. The earthy undertones mixed with a burst of red cherry and a hint of pepper are truly captivating.

    13. Mary Bilbrey

      The Paul Lato wines never disappoint. This Matinee Pinot Noir with a hint of forest floor and blackberry flavors is no exception. It’s a true testament to the Santa Barbara County.

    14. Mark Josephson

      The Paul Lato Matinee is a true gem. The blend of leather and plum flavors creates a unique tasting experience. The addition of a hint of cream makes it even more enjoyable.

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    What are some fun facts about Pinot Noir?

    Pinot Noir, named for its pineapple-like cluster shape ("pine" in French) and dark color ("noir"), is thought to be among the world's oldest grape varieties. DNA studies reveal that Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, and Pinot Noir are mutations of the same grape.

    What to look for when trying Pinot Noir?

    A quality Pinot Noir offers a diverse flavor palette, encompassing a range of fruits like black cherry, blackberry, plum, cranberry, strawberry, and raspberry. Beyond these fruity notes, it can also present subtle traces of vanilla, caramel, licorice, cola, and cloves.

    Is pinot noir high in cholesterol?

    Pinot noirs contain a healthy dose of several antioxidants, including anthocyanins and procyanidins, making it one of the best red wines to lower cholesterol.

    Critical Acclaim

    MEL 94
    Mel's Notes

    Color: Glowing and vivacious medium-toned shade.Pinot Noir wines often exhibit a medium to medium-light color intensity.

    Nose: A graceful bouquet unfolds with elegance, featuring raspberry, alluring strawberry, and delicate rose petal essence.


    • Flavor Profile: An intricate tapestry of flavors with prominent strawberry, raspberry, and pomegranate notes.
    • Body of the Wine: Medium-bodied, showcasing a multifaceted character.
    • Tannin Structure: Supple tannins contribute to a velvety texture, enhancing each sip.
    • Sweetness Levels:The pristine fruit flavors take center stage, balancing sweetness with finesse.
    • Acidity Levels: Lively acidity imparts vibrancy, adding to the wine's overall harmony.

    Food Pairings:This Pinot Noir's vibrant acidity and medium body make it an excellent companion for a variety of dishes. Consider pairing it with:

    • Grilled Salmon: The wine's velvety texture complements the succulence of grilled salmon, and the acidity cuts through the richness.
    • Mushroom Risotto: The wine's intricate flavors will harmonize with the earthy notes of the mushrooms, creating a delightful pairing.
    • Roast Duck: The supple tannins and multifaceted character of the wine will beautifully complement the richness of roast duck.

    What does Paul Lato Matinee Pinot Noir 2021 taste like?

    Earthy Flavors of the wine

    leather, earthy, mushroom

    Red Fruit flavors of the wine

    cherry, raspberry, red fruit

    Oaky Flavors of the wine

    oak, vanilla, chocolate

    green apple, peach, melon

    Black Fruit Flavors of the wine

    blackberry, plum, dark fruit

    Aromas and Flavors of Spices in the wine

    pepper, licorice, cinnamon

    Citrus notes found in the wine

    lemon, orange, lime

    cream, toasted bread

    Vegetal notes found in the wine

    grass, rhubarb

    dried fruit, dried cranberry

    Floral aromas found in the wine

    violet, lavender, perfume

    Food Pairing with Paul Lato Matinee Pinot Noir 2021

    Our wine experts think this Light and Perfumed Paul Lato Matinee Pinot Noir 2021 wine would be a match made in heaven with these dishes. Bon appétit!

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