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2009 Paul Lato Larner Vineyard Cinematique Syrah

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Latest Sale Price

March 17, 2024 - $46

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RATINGS

93Vinous / IWC

Inky ruby. Explosively perfumed bouquet evokes dark berry preserves, cola, violet and Indian spices, along with an exotic suggestion of apricot. Broad, sappy and intense, with serious thrust to its sappy blackberry and mulberry flavors...

90The Wine Advocate

...comes across as a touch lean, but then again, I am pretty much convinced the potential of this site has yet to be fully tapped. The Cinematique is a big, powerful Syrah loaded with dark fruit and plenty of concentration...

REGION

United States, California, South 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.

TYPE

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.