Schrader Aston Estate Pinot Noir 2009

Pinot Noir from Sonoma County, California

Item No. 128811
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • boutique wine
  • WS94
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2011
  • RP94

Winemaker's Notes

This remarkable and profound wine amply delivers on the brilliant promise of our estate vineyard in the heart of California's "True" Sonoma Coast. Handcrafted by the superstar team of Vineyard Manager Ulises Valdez and Winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown, the 2009 Aston Estate Pinot Noir copiously honors its prestigious pedigree. Super-lush and abundant, the wine is distinguished by a heady and intense mélange of ripe fruit and spice aromatics supported by deep, luxurious flavors, and stunning complexity.

Upon entry, the wine explodes with ultra-ripe red fruit character interlaced with threads of seductive briar and black stone fruit and complemented with enticing notes of roasted cinnamon and nutmeg, and sweet anise. Bright sparks of sweet citrus peel and orange pekoe complement the generous fruit core. On the palate, the wine offers an immensely satisfying experience that is pure velvet — smooth and supple, and balanced with fine acidity and great structure.

Critical Acclaim

"Ripe and juicy, with black cherry, wild berry, cola and raspberry character. Full-bodied, deep and complex, ending with a pretty burst of floral scents and a medley of berry flavors that firm up nicely. Best from 2012 through 2020."
94 Points

Learn About Schrader

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...

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Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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