2019 "Kokoro" Pinot Noir
"I loved the 2019 Pinot Noir Kokoro, and it's one of my favorites in the lineup. This cuvée is always a cellar selection, and the 2019 comes from a mix of vineyards. It was destemmed and spent 18 months in 75% new French oak. Rocking black cherries, spring flowers, honeysuckle, and sous bois notes all define the nose, and it's pure, full-bodied, and gorgeously balanced, with integrated acidity, ripe, polished tannins, and lots of salinity on the finish. The balance here is spot on, and this is another remarkable, straight-up thrilling Pinot Noir from Lato that ticks all my boxes. It will shine for 7-8 years, if not longer, although there's no need to delay gratification."
Jeb Dunnuck, August 2021