The 2013 Syrah Il Padrino Bien Nacido Vineyard hits the palate with a compelling mélange of blue/purplish fruit, smoke, licorice, dark chocolate, cloves and violets. Today, the 2013 is quite dense and powerful, with the fruit pushed forward and more varietal notes in the background, waiting to emerge. The firm tannins suggest the 2013 needs a few years in bottle to fully come together. This is one of the darkest, most brooding wines in Paul Lato's range.
Anticipated maturity: 2017-2023