Paul Lato 2016 Malvasia "Boogie Nights"
2016 Paul Lato Malvasia "Boogie Nights", Larner Vineyard, Ballard Canyon
NVWE Notes: This is a wonderful wine that shows brilliant varietal definition and remarkable depth and is graced with undeniable charm. The aromas are a seductive, shifting perfume of pink rose, pink grapefruit, lychee, papaya puree, guava, passion fruit, watermelon, white pepper, freshly grated nutmeg, lavender, brioche and vanilla wafer scents. It is ultra supple, palate-coating and delivers flavors that are an eloquently expressed mirror of the aromas, with the addition of a big rush of apricot nectar, lychee, passion fruit and lavender at the end. The finish is fully dry, amazingly long, plush and graceful, and the whole package is captivating. Seemingly ready to drink, it is a landmark for this grape in California. 100% Malvasia, 100 cases made.
One of the highlights in this range, the 2016 Malvasia Bianca Boogie Nights Larner Vineyard is positively glorious. Expressive varietal notes abound in a wine that recalls the exotic, floral qualities typical of the Malvasias found in Italy's Friuli. Everything about this wine just works. I loved it. Drink 2018 - 2024. Antonio Galloni Sep 2018