Paul Lato

"Belle de Jour" Duvarita Vineyard Chardonnay

9.36 ratings
9.23 pro ratings
Santa Barbara County, Central Coast, California, USA
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Aged for 14 months in 50% new French oak, aromas of stone and citrus fruits with notes of smoke and fresh oven biscuits. On the palate flavors of ripe apple and pear, lime citrus with notes of smoke and cedar, well integrated, balanced acidity, long rich finish, ending with fruit and delicate yeasty notes. Very nice. Small quantities made.

Aged for 14 months in 50% new French oak, aromas of stone and citrus fruits with notes of smoke and fresh oven biscuits. On the palate flavors of ripe apple and pear, lime citrus with notes of smoke and cedar, well integrated, balanced acidity, long rich finish, ending with fruit and delicate yeasty notes. Very nice. Small quantities made.

Mar 24th, 2021
Henrik Poulsen

14.4% alc.
I think Paul Lato at times is a little heavy-handed with his oak regime so I was pleasantly surprised by this.
A great wine that has plenty of acidity to balance the wood and still allows the varietal to shine.

14.4% alc.
I think Paul Lato at times is a little heavy-handed with his oak regime so I was pleasantly surprised by this.
A great wine that has plenty of acidity to balance the wood and still allows the varietal to shine.

1 person found it helpfulMay 14th, 2016
Howard Levin

Drinking beautifully. Great balance with wonderful fruit and nice acidity.

Drinking beautifully. Great balance with wonderful fruit and nice acidity.

Jan 13th, 2019
Steve Anderson

Barrel sample at the Santa Barbara Wine Seminar moderated by @Hawk Wakawaka . about 42% new oak. Excellent with great potential.

Barrel sample at the Santa Barbara Wine Seminar moderated by @Hawk Wakawaka . about 42% new oak. Excellent with great potential.

Oct 10th, 2015
Nate Axline

Nate had this 5 years ago

Nate had this 5 years ago

Aug 12th, 2017
David Friedman

David had this 6 years ago

David had this 6 years ago

May 8th, 2016