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2018 Paul Lato Larner Vineyard Cinematique Syrah

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June 11, 2023 - $86



99Jeb Dunnuck

Lots of black raspberry, rare meat, flowery incense, white and black pepper, new leather, and resinous herb notes...deep, full-bodied, perfectly balanced, and has a finish that won't quit. It's a true “Wow” wine and needs to be tasted to be believed.

95The Wine Advocate

...scents of cassis, coffee beans, lavender, garrigue and bay leaves. The palate is full-bodied, plush, open for business and packed with ripe, chocolaty fruits. It has a firm but ripe frame, well-woven freshness and a long, flavorful finish.

94Vinous / IWC

...dark, powerful wine. Layers of blue/purplish fruit, gravel, leather, spice, smoke and menthol infuse the 2018 with tremendous personality.


United States, California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara County, Santa Maria Valley

Santa Barbara County is not an AVA, but a region just south of San Luis Obispo that includes the Santa Ynez Valley and Santa Maria Valley appellations. Wine has been produced in the area since the 18th century when Spanish missionaries planted vineyards. It wasn’t until the 1990s, however, that producers focused on growing premier grapes for fine wines. During the 1990s more than 10,000 acres of vineyards were planted, and today there are nearly 20,000 acres of vineyards. The region received a big bump in recognition and prestige when the popular film “Sideways” was shot there in 2004. Because the region is affected by maritime weather, it is relatively cool climate makes it ideal for Chardonnay. Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and an increasingly adventuresome number of varietals are also grown successfully in Santa Barbara County.


Red Wine, Syrah (Shiraz)

This grape is grown in milder climates and produces a medium-to full-bodied wine. It is also known as Shiraz, but should not be confused with Petit Sirah, which was developed by crossing Syrah with Peloursin.