Paul Lato Space Cadet Syrah – Grenache 2020
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Introducing the Paul Lato Space Cadet Syrah – Grenache 2020 – a magnificent blend that embodies the artistry of winemaker Paul Lato. Crafted with finesse and limited to an exclusive 144 cases, this wine is a true gem that promises an extraordinary tasting experience.
Radiant in the glass, the Space Cadet 2020 exhibits a deep, inky hue that hints at the richness within. The nose is an intricate tapestry of aromas, weaving dried flowers, aromatic sage, brambleberry, and the alluring scent of resinous cedar. A symphony of scents that beckon you to delve into the depths of this complex and intriguing blend.
Upon the first sip, your palate is greeted with a fusion of flavors that unfold like a cosmic dance. Incense and plums intertwine seamlessly, while black raspberries contribute their luscious sweetness. This full-bodied wine unveils layers of depth and complexity, a testament to the artistry of the winemaker. The interplay of flavors is harmoniously balanced by a bright acidity that adds a vibrant edge. Silky tannins structure the wine, providing a luxurious mouthfeel that is both elegant and velvety.
The finish is a lingering caress, with the wine’s silky texture enveloping your senses. A perfumed quality delicately perfumes the air, leaving an indelible impression that lasts. With only 144 cases crafted, the Space Cadet 2020 embodies exclusivity and promises to be a prized addition to any collection.
Grown amidst the picturesque landscapes of Santa Barbara County, the grapes for this blend thrive in a unique coastal climate. The cool ocean breezes and sea fog that sweep through the coastal valleys shape the grapes’ character, bestowing them with a balance of sugars and acids that is a hallmark of this region. The extended growing season allows the fruit to mature slowly, developing nuanced flavors that are the essence of Santa Barbara’s terroir.
The synergy between Syrah and Grenache is an artful partnership that contributes to the wine’s allure. Syrah, with its structured tannins and notes of blueberry and spice, forms the backbone of the blend. Grenache, on the other hand, brings its characteristic bright, stewed-strawberry and raspberry flavors, infusing the wine with a plush, juicy palate. This harmonious fusion creates a wine that is greater than the sum of its parts.
The critical acclaim from experts underscores the brilliance of the Space Cadet 2020. Jeb Dunnuck awards it an impressive 95 points, praising its wealth of fruit, tannins, and impeccable finish. Wine Advocate’s score of 93 points hails its powerful ripe fruit, balanced acidity, and the long, spicy finish. Vinous, awarding it a remarkable 97 points, celebrates its silky texture, aromatic profile, and impeccable balance, particularly noting the prominence of Grenache’s influence.
As you embark on a journey through the Paul Lato Space Cadet Syrah – Grenache 2020, you’re invited to savor each layer of its complexity, each nuance of its aroma, and each facet of its flavor. A wine that combines artistry, exclusivity, and excellence, it’s a testament to the mastery of winemaker Paul Lato and the synergy between these two noble grape varieties.