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The 2016 Paul Lato Release Is Here!!!

Free Shipping On 6+ Bottles!* - Mix & Match!

Free Shipping PLUS 10% Off On 12 Bottles!* - Mix & Match!

 

Supplies are very limited. Order these gorgeous cult bottlings before they're gone!

 

 

The wines of Paul Lato have rapidly become famous and have already gathered a fanatical cult following. His magnificent bottlings are sourced from the “Grand Cru” vineyards of Santa Barbara, a region marked by long, cool growing seasons that provide the perfect conditions in which to produce world-class Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Syrah.

We here at Napa Valley Winery Exchange are one of the fortunate few retailers that Paul has personally selected to carry his gorgeous small-production wines.

*Free shipping within the continental U.S. only. NVWE will determine whether the shipment is safe to ship via regular Ground or needs to ship via temperature-control.
*½ Off Shipping To Japan

 

 

CALI'S FINEST WINE IN DOWNTOWN SAN FRANCISCO       

 

Small-production wines are our specialty. Since 1988, we have provided our customers with California’s most unique and prized bottlings.
     • Rare, vineyard-specific gems
     • Micro-production wines; from value bottlings to top-rated cult classics
     • Dozens of new wines debuted in our shop every year
     • Countless bottles that rarely, if ever, make it out of state
     • Wine clubs for every taste and budget…delivered directly to your door

Through our distinctive wine clubs and jewel-box store situated in San Francisco’s Union Square district, Napa Valley Winery Exchange offers a uniquely personal and attentive wine buying experience. Our staff of highly skilled wine professionals not only assist our customers, but are also an integral part of our tasting/selection process.

 


 

PAUL LATO CHARDONNAY "EAST OF EDEN", PISONI VINEYARD, SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS 2016

NVWE Notes: Vividly expressive of Santa Lucia Highlands fruit, the nose of this gorgeous Chardonnay opens with an intensely zesty splash of lemon sorbet, Fuji applesauce, tangerine, peach blossom, white rose, honeysuckle, vanilla wafer, toasted meringue, peach pit and nut husk scents, firmed by undercurrents of white pepper and “river-stone” minerality. It is tongue-tingling, racy and brilliantly forthcoming on the palate, where lemon, lime, and orange zest notes are prelude to a rush of pear skin, red apple, orange souffle, pineapple upside down cake, meringue, brioche, toasted nut and mineral flavors. The finish is deep, rich and lingering, yet is most memorable for its soft-edged yet spectacular zest. A fabulous seafood wine already, it should mellow and expand for several years but never lose the wonderful energy that is its hallmark.

PEAKE RANCH SYRAH, JOHN SEBASTIANO VINEYARD, STA. RITA HILLS 2015

NVWE Notes: Like a gorgeous “Côte Blonde” from the Rhone Valley, this Syrah puts a feminine stamp on very intense fruit. The aromas are a focused, soft-edged perfume of Italian Maraschino cherry, black raspberry, blood orange, Mr. Lincoln rose, bresaola, toffee, sage and peppercorn scents. The palate-feel is sleek, yet the flavors are tongue coating, with sweet red cherry, raspberry, fig, orange peel tea, hunter’s broth, pink and black peppercorn, rose, laurel, sage and bay leaf rising above graphite, charcoal and bitter chocolate undercurrents. The finish is racy, supple and long, while the tannins are smothered in fruit and spice. Terrific now, it will certainly improve over the next four or five years. 73 cases made.