"More masculine (about as masculine as any of Paul’s wines get? which isn’t very masculine), the 2012 Syrah Il Padrino Bien Nacido Vineyard (100% Syrah aged in 85% new French oak) had loads of creme de cassis, wood smoke, cracked pepper, salty minerality and ground herbs to go with a medium to full-bodied, layered, pure and overall fresh profile on the palate. It’s the incredible purity of fruit that really sets this apart. Also showing building, finely polished tannin on the finish, give this smoking Syrah another year or so and drink it through 2027." -WA
From Paul Lato's experience of tasting the finest wines from around the world, in his opinion, all the greatest wines possess authenticity, harmony, and elegance. These are the qualities he constantly tries to capture in his wines. The ultimate goal is to create wines that are seamless and textural with enough structure and balance to complement fine cuisine.