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.