Paul Lato Seabiscuit Zotovich Vineyard Sta. Rita Hills AVA 2018

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Located in the heart of Sta. Rita Hills off Highway 246 on a very gentle, even slope with northern exposure, this vineyard is capable of making extraordinary wine. Originally established by a different set of owners, this vineyard is going through a revival under the new ownership of the Zotovich family to achieve its intended greatness.
Paul Lato’s collaboration with Steve Zotovich and his family along with the vineyard manager, Ben Merz, has produced wines of the highest caliber. Using Dijon clones 113 and 115, the Pinot Noir is full-bodied and muscular yet harmonious and graceful. It possesses exuberant aromatics with a blueberry core and underlying mineral and forest floor nuances reminiscent of great red Burgundies.

Winemaker Notes

Paul Lato

Paul Lato

by Paul Lato
The 2018 Pinot Noir Seabiscuit Zotovich Vineyard, from the Sta. Rita Hills, saw a similar élevage and was all destemmed and brought up in 69% new French oak. Ruby/plum-colored, with a spicy, woody style in its red and black fruits, it has lots of cedary spice, flowery incense, and violet notes, medium to full body, a pure, balanced character, and a great finish. It's still relatively tight and focused and will benefit from another year in the bottle. It should drink nicely through 2030


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