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2016 Paul Lato Bien Nacido Vineyard Space Cadet

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February 19, 2023 - $51



96Jeb Dunnuck

...offers tons of smoky black fruits, new leather, pepper, and gamey Syrah notes, yet it hits the palate with a full-bodied, opulent, voluptuous texture that would be envied by many a top Southern Rhône.

95Vinous / IWC

...deep, succulent and quite giving, with terrific fruit density and tons of sheer appeal... Dark red/purplish fruit, game, smoke and cured meats give the 2016 tons of character.


United States, California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara County

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.