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Brad Cartoon
The West Coast Wine Network is a hobby site of mine that has been on the web since 1995. The Wine Discussion Forums are the main content here and are prominently linked in the horizontal navigation above. The rest of the site is my personal blog where I post about wine, beer, restaurants, art shows, concerts and information on places we travel to, etc.  There will likely be more videos and cross linking to other social media and bloggers. There is a new Events Calendar linked above.  Check it out!

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