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Paul Lato Vis-a-Vis Zotovich Vineyard Viognier 2021

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Vintage: 2021
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    Welcome to the heart of Sta. Rita Hills, where Highway 246 unveils a hidden gem on a gentle, even slope with a northern exposure of the Zotovich Vineyard. This exceptional vineyard has garnered a reputation for crafting extraordinary wines, and among its treasures is the “Vis-A -Vis” Viognier, a creation by the esteemed Paul Lato, adding another layer of finesse to the viticultural landscape.

    In the realm of winemaking, Paul Lato is a name synonymous with excellence. The maestro himself, Paul Lato, has meticulously overseen the production of the “Vis-A -Vis” Viognier, a testament to his commitment to crafting wines that transcend the ordinary. The 2021 Viognier from Paul Lato Wines is a beacon of sophistication, embodying the essence of the Sta. Rita Hills terroir.

    Nestled in the heart of Sta. Rita Hills, Zotovich Vineyard stands as a testament to the potential of its terroir. The vineyard’s strategic location, with a gentle slope and northern exposure, provides an ideal canvas for crafting wines of exceptional quality. Zotovich Vineyard has become synonymous with extraordinary wine, and the “Vis-A -Vis” Viognier is a shining example of the vineyard’s prowess.

    The “Vis-A -Vis” Viognier from Zotovich Vineyard is not merely a wine; it’s a graceful and refined experience, a true embodiment of elegance. The name itself, derived from the French phrase “face-to-face,” adds a layer of mystique, hinting at the rare and precious nature of this exceptional Viognier. This may well be a once-in-a-lifetime creation, making each bottle a coveted treasure.

    As you delve into the sensory symphony of “Vis-A -Vis” Viognier, the nose is greeted by delicate aromas that dance in harmony. Notes of orange blossom, white peach, and honeysuckle intertwine, creating a captivating bouquet that sets the stage for what lies ahead. The palate, a canvas for flavor exploration, unfolds with a light and refreshing touch. Bright flavors of lime zest take center stage, accompanied by a silky textured finish that caresses the senses.

    The 2021 Viognier from Paul Lato Wines has earned its stripes in the world of wine, receiving an impressive 94 points from the discerning palate of Mel. This critical acclaim is a testament to the meticulous craftsmanship and dedication to quality that defines Paul Lato’s winemaking philosophy. The “Vis-A -Vis” Viognier stands tall, not just as a beverage but as a masterpiece that has captured the attention and admiration of wine connoisseurs.

    In the tapestry of wine excellence, each thread contributes to the richness of the final creation. Paul Lato, Zotovich Vineyard, and the 2021 Viognier seamlessly weave together to unveil a wine that transcends expectations. The meticulous winemaking of Paul Lato finds its canvas in the exceptional terroir of Zotovich Vineyard, and the result is a Viognier that embodies the spirit of the Sta. Rita Hills.

    In conclusion, the “Vis-A -Vis” Viognier from Zotovich Vineyard, a creation by Paul Lato in the remarkable year of 2021, is a rare and precious gem. Beyond being a wine, it’s an encounter with elegance, a sensory journey through delicate aromas and vibrant flavors. Critical acclaim further solidifies its standing, making it a sought-after addition to any discerning wine enthusiast’s collection. Savor the present, savor the rarity, indulge in the excellence of Paul Lato’s “Vis-A -Vis” Viognier.

    15 reviews for Paul Lato Vis-a-Vis Zotovich Vineyard Viognier 2021

    1. Mary Rivera

      Fruit and mineralic flavors blend in this solid Viognier with honeydew and peach notes. Its sharp mineral finish and low sweetness complemented well with spicy chicken. Nicely priced and good for Thai food pairing.

    2. David Campbell

      Greenish-yellow color. Aromas of baking bread with hints of nectarine. Creamy nectarine taste with long mineral finish.

    3. Christopher Gilmore

      Clear pale straw with lilac, butterscotch, and straw aromas. Medium to high acidity, slightly sweet with a hint of lemon peel. Short acidic finish.

    4. Robert Kelly

      Viscous with floral notes. Delicious!

    5. Mandy Currin

      New winemaker, lacks balance, too sweet, missing acidity and refreshing citrus pith.

    6. David Monroe

      Outstanding Viognier with expressive aromas of apricot, honeysuckle flowers, stone, and spice. Balanced medium acidity with full tropical and citrus notes. Rich mid-palate and a nice finish.

    7. Rhonda Hartley

      Gold color with notes of pear, underripe apple, wet dolostone, light lemon, and lime rind. Subtle, floral, and light.

    8. John Knight

      Wine & Fire – Sta. Rita Hills is a well-balanced and vivacious wine with tropical aromas and a full, bright finish. Very nice.

    9. Jesse Notis

      “12% alc, no malo, beautiful aromatics. Club only, we joined!”

    10. Veronica Lepore

      Lively Viognier with delicate stone fruit and flower notes. Energetic mid-palate with occasional candy floss and melon elements. Best paired with crab.

    11. Lorena England

      Bright yellow wine with a tart pear and apricot aroma. The palate is also tart with a medium finish and high acidity. Alcohol content is 14.1%.

    12. Sandra Miller

      Complex flavors, enticing nose, blend of star anise, peach and pear on the palate. Serve at room temperature. Excellent.

    13. Estella Grubb

      “Outstanding domestic Viognier with honey, flower, melon and tangerine aromas, medium acidity and mineral finish. Highly recommended.”

    14. Joyce Lapidus

      Best Viognier I’ve had. Fruity, light color. Perfect with fish on warm summer evening.

    15. Kathleen Parker

      Deliciously fresh with ripe pear and honeysuckle notes, good acidity, and a medium-plus finish.

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    Critical Acclaim

    MEL 94
    Mel's Notes

    Color: Pale straw with a hint of gold, reminiscent of early morning sunlight

    Nose: Delicate and enchanting, the nose reveals intricate aromas of orange blossom, enticing white peach, and a subtle hint of honeysucklex`x`

    Palate:

    • Flavor Profile: Elegantly vibrant, with bright flavors of lime zest dancing on the palate. A nuanced interplay of floral and citrus notes creates a harmonious balance.
    • Body of the Wine: Light-bodied, embodying a graceful and refreshing character that lingers with finesse.
    • Tannin Structure:Absent, as is typical for Viognier, allowing the wine's purity and delicacy to shine.
    • Sweetness Levels: Subtly sweet, with a touch of natural fruit sweetness enhancing the overall experience.
    • Acidity Levels:Lively acidity adds a crisp and invigorating quality, contributing to the wine's overall freshness.

    Food Pairings:This Viognier's vibrant acidity and floral notes make it a perfect companion for a variety of dishes. Consider pairing it with:

    • Grilled shrimp with a citrus glaze to complement the lime zest notes.
    • Lobster risotto for a luxurious and textured pairing.
    • Apricot and goat cheese-stuffed chicken for a delightful play on sweet and savory.

    What does Paul Lato Vis-a-Vis Zotovich Vineyard Viognier 2021 taste like?


    Light
    Bold
    Dry
    Sweet
    Soft
    Acidic
    Earthy Flavors of the wine

    minerals, stone

    Red Fruit flavors of the wine

    bing cherry

    Oaky Flavors of the wine

    oak, tobacco, vanilla

    apple, green apple, pear

    Aromas and Flavors of Spices in the wine

    thyme, green herbs

    Citrus notes found in the wine

    lemon

    oil

    Vegetal notes found in the wine

    asparagus

    tropical, pineapple, mango

    Floral aromas found in the wine

    dried flowers, rose petal, hibiscus

    Food Pairing with Paul Lato Vis-a-Vis Zotovich Vineyard Viognier 2021

    Our wine experts think this Tropical and Balanced Paul Lato Vis-a-Vis Zotovich Vineyard Viognier 2021 wine would be a match made in heaven with these dishes. Bon appétit!

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