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Date Printed: 7/25/2014
Schrader Aston Estate Pinot Noir 2011
Schrader Aston Estate Pinot Noir 2011
(search item no. 123600)
collectible wine
boutique wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 7/25/2014: $109.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Deep garnet in color, this beautiful wine carries multidimensional layers with a balanced and bright acidity and rich meaty texture. It's intensely rich concentration and density are plush on the palate and supported by a long, supple finish.
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About Schrader Cellars:

Founded in 1998 by Fred Schrader, Schrader Cellars is dedicated to bringing together the finest vineyard and winemaking resources available to create full-throttle, unbridled wines of great distinction and complex structure. Their programs focus on classic grape varietals grown in the famed Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard in Oakville, and the Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard in Rutherford. They are handcrafted by winemaker Thomas Brown in very limited quantities and are often defined by a single clone of a grape variety, a specific block within a remarkable vineyard or, in some cases, a matrix for the two. This intricate and involved method offers an extremely provocative and rewarding exploration of the influence of clone selection and terroir on the resulting wine.