2010 Paul Lato Santa Barbara Syrah

2010 Paul Lato Matinee Santa Barbara County
Syrah
Very smoky nose with hints of lees and French oak, tar and smoke throughout, nuttiness as well, fruit shows plum and blackberry, brown spice, moderate intensity, seems like a higher yield than his vineyard designates, not terribly complex but very well balanced.  Needs time, perhaps still a bit backwards, fairly savory.  Moderately structured. Smooth.
N 8 P 8 C 8 B 8+ S 8+ = 91/100


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