Paul Lato, Seabiscuit Zotovich Vineyard Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara, California, 2019 through Merchant of Wine.

Paul Lato, "Seabiscuit" Zotovich Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sta Rita Hills, Santa Barbara, California, 2019

Regular price $78.95 Sale price $85.00

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Overview of the Wine
Passion, quality, and authenticity. These are the guiding principles of our small, artisanal winery dedicated to producing Burgundy and Rhone varietals. Paul Lato is a former sommelier who studied wine extensively and traveled the world before starting his winemaking operation on the Central Coast in 2002. Though their style is inspired by the balance and harmony, they also seek to capture the intensity of flavor that is a hallmark of sun-kissed California vineyards.

Through small-lot boutique production, minimal intervention in the winery, and purity of intention, the team works to achieve elegance in the bottle that showcases the unique qualities of these amazing sites. The ultimate goal is to create wines that are seamless and textural with the structure and balance to complement fine cuisine.

Grape / Blend
Pinot Noir

Origin
Santa Barbara, California

Winemaker's Tasting Notes
With a cool climate crispness at its foundation, Seabiscuit unfurls lovely flavors of fresh cranberries, pomegranate, and rose petal. Showcasing the vineyard’s sandy soils, it is fresh and lively on the palate, with a bright core of wild thyme and sage and a long, snappy finish. Pristine and structured, the versatility of this wine makes it a perfect match with food.

96 Points - Jeb Dunnuck 
The 2019 Pinot Noir Seabiscuit Zotovich Vineyard comes from the Sta. Rita Hills and was brought up in 65% new French oak. It shows the spicy, savory, salty style of the appellation, yet all with restraint, and it's the purity of fruit that leads, with gorgeous ripe raspberries, cherries, and mulberries all front and center. More medium-bodied, elegant, and impeccably balanced, it's already impossible to resist yet has a good 7-8 years of prime drinking ahead of it.

Product size: 750ml

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