Paul Lato Notes
This privileged, sun-and-windswept location has a most unique vibration that brings one back to the pioneering years of the California West. The combination between the site and the French clone brought in a suitcase from a famous “Grand Cru” vineyard in Burgundy gives the wine a full-bodied, exuberant, and complex style with rich dark berry aromas.
Just like its most boisterous, wonderful, and one-of-a kind owner Gary Pisoni, this wine is bursting with excess of personality. Dark, juicy, exuberant and succulent flavors jump out the glass to impress you with its power. But then, it surprisingly caresses the palate with fine tannins and long sophisticated flavors. This is a classic American Pinot Noir, full of charm and vitality. Original cuttings from La Tache of DRC, paired with the unique terroir of the Santa Lucia Highlands, produce an orchestra-like wine, hitting all the high notes. Just like the Lancelot himself, this wine encompasses force and power with sophistication and nobility.