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 97 Points:: “The 2019 Pinot Noir Suerte Solomon Hills Vineyard, which comes from a sandy site in Santa Maria, was all destemmed and spent 17 months in 62% new French oak. Lots of ripe raspberry and wild strawberry fruit is the name of the game here, and it has classic forest floor, spice, and floral nuances as well as some marine-like sea breeze with time in the glass. With moderate acidity, a round, lush texture, and ripe tannins, it’s another ready-to-go, sexy, seamless wine in the lineup that does everything right. Drink it over the coming 5-7 years.”