The much-anticipated releases of Paul Lato’s Bordeaux releases (Napa Valley Cabernets) have arrived, and they are stunning! As always, Paul Lato’s releases are small productions. As is the case with his other varietals in his portfolio, this release will sell out quickly…
Paul Lato 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon “Festina Lente”
Howell Mountain 95 Points
Retail 169.99 – GGWC 159.99
Jeb Dunnuck 95 Points: “The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain is all varietal and was brought up in 70% new French oak. It’s a deeper, richer wine and offers a beautiful nose of blackcurrants, scorched earth, graphite, and tobacco. Full-bodied, rich, and textured on the palate, it brings a great mid-palate, focused, classic mountain tannins, and a seamless texture. It’s a beautiful mountain Cabernet made with a Pinot Noir-like sense of elegance and prettiness, which may seem slightly strange, yet it works beautifully in this case.”
Lisa Perrotti Brown TWI 95 Points: “Aged in 66% new oak, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Festina Lente is deep garnet-purple in color. Comes barreling out with notes of warm cassis, boysenberry preserves, and chocolate box, plus suggestions of crushed rocks, wild sage, and cedar chest. The full-bodied palate is completely coated with blackberries and earthy sparks, framed by firm, grainy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing long and layered.” (Lisa Perrotti-Brown was the longtime editor for Robert Parker)
Paul Lato 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon “Cavatina”
Napa Valley 94 Points
Retail 109.99 – GGWC 104.99
Lisa Perrotti-Brown TWI 94 Points:” The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Cavatina comes from Oak Knoll and Howell Mountain and is aged in 40% new oak. Deep purple-black colored, it needs a little coaxing to bring out notes of fresh black currants, crushed blackberries, and wild blueberries, plus hints of pencil shavings, menthol, and cardamom. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is elegantly crafted, with lots of bright, crunchy black fruit layers and a lively backbone, framed by firm, grainy tannins, finishing long and lifted”
Jeb Dunnuck 93 Points: “Coming from Oak Knoll and brought up in 50% new oak, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley sports a deep purple/ruby, almost opaque purple color to go with lots of classic cassis, green tobacco, graphite, and cedar-laced aromas and flavors. Medium to full-bodied, beautifully textured, and classically structured, with plenty of textbook Cabernet herbal character as well as beautiful California fruit, it should have 15+ years of longevity.”
We have small amounts of Paul Lato’s Syrah, Grenache, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay remaining.
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