2017 Paul Lato "Suerte - Solomon Hills Vineyard" Santa Maria Pinot Noir (750ml)

2017 Paul Lato "Suerte - Solomon Hills Vineyard" Santa Maria Pinot Noir (750ml)

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95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2016 Pinot Noir Solomon Hills Vineyard Suerte offers up a dramatic bouquet of plum preserve, crushed currants, rose petal, raspberries and vine smoke, framed—like all Lato's reds—by a lavish application of high-quality new oak. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, velvety and succulent, with a layered mid-palate, polished tannins and a long, tangy finish. WK (4/2018)

94 points Jeb Dunnuck
I've always been a fan of the Pinot Noir from this site. The 2017 Pinot Noir Suerte Solomon Hills Vineyard from Lato was all destemmed and spent 15 months in 65% new French oak. Lots of Bing cherries, passion fruits, black raspberries, candied violets, and earthy forest floor notes emerge from the glass. Medium to full-bodied, it has good acidity and a tight, backward style on the palate that's going to benefit from another year in bottle. (10/2019)

94 points Vinous

Paul Lato's 2017 Pinot Noir Suerte is a pretty wine that shows the more overt side of the year in its exotic, flamboyantly ripe personality. Succulent red/purplish berry fruit, lavender, spice, mint, kirsch and hard candy add to that impression. Readers should expect a racy, overt style. Even so, all the elements are nicely balanced. (Drink between 2020-2029) (AG)  (9/2019)