Paul is not slowing down one bit, and this workhorse “Suerte” will amaze many Pinot lovers alike! It shows gorgeously young, and will even improve a lot more in the years to come! Only a few barrels produced! This 2019 is any bit as good as the 98 point rated 2018 vintage! Only 240 cases were produced.
Paul Lato Notes: “The 2019 Suerte has the classic suave and brooding character of a Solomon Hills Pinot Noir. It is scented of black tea leaves, dried lilac, and potpourri. Flavor and complexity abound, with notes of truffle, forest floor, and macerated strawberries. The balance of savory salinity and Santa Maria perfume makes this one of the most intriguing in the lineup. The palate is endlessly smooth and supple, ending in a rounded seamless texture with fabulous refinement and class.”
Jeb Dunnuck 98 Points (previous vintage): “Leading off the Pinot Noirs, the Suerte Solomon Hills Vineyard comes from a great vineyard just west of Bien Nacido and spent 17 months in 60% new French oak. Lots of black raspberries, spiced cherries, salty sea breeze, flowers, orange blossom, and violet notes emerge from the glass, and it’s beautifully textured, full-bodied, and incredibly sexy on the palate. It’s stunning today yet will evolve for upwards of a decade.”
Future – Arrives April 1, 2021