Paul Lato Suerte Solomon Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2020
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Introducing the Paul Lato Suerte Solomon Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2020, meticulously crafted by the esteemed winemaker Paul Lato. A true masterpiece from the renowned Solomon Hills Vineyard, this wine embodies the essence of Santa Maria terroir, delivering a symphony of flavors and textures that captivate the senses.
In the glass, the wine reveals a pale ruby hue, hinting at its delicate yet profound character. The complex aromas are an intricate dance of black tea, violets, and forest floor, inviting you to explore its mysteries. The nose is complemented by notes of cranberry, sour cherries, Earl Grey tea, licorice, mushrooms, and autumn leaves, as described by the Wine Advocate, creating a sensory journey into the heart of the vineyard.
On the palate, the Paul Lato Suerte Solomon Hill Pinot Noir 2020 unfolds with elegance and grace. The dark, full-bodied profile is concentrated and supple, showcasing the wine’s depth and precision. As Jeb Dunnuck notes, the wine exhibits classic Santa Maria minerality and marine-like iodine nuances, intertwined with darker cherry and berry fruits, baking spices, chocolate, and loamy earth. The exquisite balance of fresh acidity ignites the flavors, leading to a finish that lingers with finesse.
Vinous describes this vintage as dense, rich, and explosive, showcasing copious dark cherry, plum, lavender, and spice notes. Silky tannins and a kiss of new French oak create a seamless, velvety texture that wraps around the palate, leaving a lasting impression.
Earning critical acclaim with a score of 96 points from the Wine Advocate and 95 points each from Jeb Dunnuck and Vinous, the 2020 Pinot Noir Suerte Solomon Hill Vineyard stands as a testament to Paul Lato’s winemaking prowess. This wine is an embodiment of the vineyard’s character, a harmonious blend of elegance and intensity that promises both immediate pleasure and the potential for graceful aging.