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2011 Aston Estate Pinot Noir
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Community Tasting Notes 14
JSPuskar Likes this wine: (93 points)
August 11, 2014 - Poured with Vinturi. Very smooth, light fruit - strawberries, decent finish. Excellent Pinot.
AllRed wrote: (91 points)
August 1, 2014 - Deep ruby color. Aromas of cherry, cola and candied black raspberry, turning to blueberry. Full-bodied with flavors of candied raspberry, cherry and vanilla with a good finish. Guessed RRV Pinot.
whitmanlholt wrote: (87 points)
July 6, 2014 - Popped and poured. This is a darker garnet wine. On the nose, there is some sour cherry and cinnamon -- the nose is the aspect of this wine most like regular Pinot. Not so much in the mouth; this wine vacillates between overly sweet and astringent, conveying a sense of generic "red wine." I've now had this three times and it was different each time, but never that great and never much of a varietally-correct wine. It's hard to get excited or be optimistic about this. Plus I really hate the stupid oversized bottle. 87 points, with an uncertain future.
April 14, 2014 - Yikes. Decanted for an hour. Very fruity in the nose, but artificial. Can't put my finger on it, but like Starburst or jelly beans. But then not much fruit on the palate, rather lots of acidity. Not enjoyable. Not sure how to rate this so I won't. Glad I don't have more of this. One and done.
Bobc7had wrote: (85 points)
March 30, 2014 - Decanted for approx. 30 minutes as when opened it was a fruit bomb.
45 minutes later the fruit gave way to acid. A lot of acid. Hard to enjoy right now. Maybe just me
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- Vintage 2011
- Type Red
- Producer Aston Estate
- Varietal Pinot Noir
- Designation n/a
- Vineyard n/a
- Country USA
- Region California
- SubRegion Sonoma County
- Appellation Sonoma Coast
- Pending Delivery 4 (0%)
- In Cellars 814 (78%)
- Consumed 229 (22%)