Red

2012 Aston Estate Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Sonoma Coast
Drink between 2015 - 2021 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 42

  • Shay.Aldriedge Likes this wine: 93 points

    October 13, 2021 - I’ve been wondering how this bottle was evolving for quite a while and finally decided to check in on it. I have more experience with Rivers Marie than Aston, but assumed some similarities would show at 9yrs of age.

    Upon opening, I was shocked at how much herbal funk there was, probably because I expected a ton of fruit to be evident. After 30mins, the funk faded and the fruit become more pronounced but certainly not overdone/extracted. Very pretty aromatics of mostly birch, raspberries, black cherries, and currant. The acidity was mellow at first but hit stride two hours in…vibrant, with cranberry, peppercorn crusted rhubarb, hint of cola and a great snap on the finish. Didn’t find any of that RM “orange peel” type note. A bit of a darker expression, which seems to be in a very good drinking window at the moment.

  • BRogo Likes this wine: 91 points

    August 14, 2021 - Dark and thick. Age has done wonders for this wine. Over extracted years ago and mostly mellowed now with good fruit and some earth showing over time. Nose of dry dirt, black raspberry, blackberry, red currant, cherry, rainbow peppercorn. Good acidity with mellow tannins, oily, a bit tart on the tip of the tongue. On the palate more earth, a touch of mushroom, more black raspberry, very similar to the nose with maybe a touch of dark chocolate.

  • JayBurls wrote: 95 points

    February 2, 2021 - When I get a California Pinot, I want there to be a little bit of power behind it, and this bottle gives me just that. Decanted and enjoyed over an evening, slightly fruit forward, but beautifully balanced. Garnet with earthy undertones, tart with cherry at the end, clean throughout. Plenty of red fruits, but then some oak and cola notes to set it off.

  • pjhr Likes this wine: 94 points

    December 20, 2020 - Drinking as beautifully as the last bottle!

  • suilesor25 wrote: 93 points

    November 6, 2020 - Black cherry and raspberry nose, black currant and caramel on the palate with a hint of herb (maybe tarragon or aniseed). Starting to get some cooked or stewed fruit. Big wine, but still balanced and with a long finish.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Aston Estate
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Sonoma Coast
  • UPC Code 085124309123

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 14 (1%)
  • In Cellars 936 (40%)
  • Consumed 1,387 (59%)

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bbq'd salmon, beets/feta salad, Orzo Shrimp Salad

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