Aston Estate

Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

9.327 ratings
9.13 pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Ron R
9.3

Big, but not brash. Untypical of pinot, but that’s what we enjoyed about this.
Ripe nose filled with smoke, charcoal and dense stone fruits. Extracted palate is almost flamboyant. Mid-palate displays sweet herbs and complex wood treatment. Finishes with cloves, and oddly, lavender. We love idiosyncratic juice like this.

Big, but not brash. Untypical of pinot, but that’s what we enjoyed about this.
Ripe nose filled with smoke, charcoal and dense stone fruits. Extracted palate is almost flamboyant. Mid-palate displays sweet herbs and complex wood treatment. Finishes with cloves, and oddly, lavender. We love idiosyncratic juice like this.

Jan 30th, 2020
Patrick Derdeyn

This thing is a monster that screams California. Very well made in a fruit forward style that makes no apologies.

This thing is a monster that screams California. Very well made in a fruit forward style that makes no apologies.

1 person found it helpfulJul 10th, 2015
Evan Brody

Not your typical Pinot but delish

Not your typical Pinot but delish

1 person found it helpfulJul 10th, 2015
Lamar Hannah

This is a big ripe Pinot I love it!

This is a big ripe Pinot I love it!

1 person found it helpfulApr 24th, 2015
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.0

It's big with ripe black cherries, overripe blackberries, black raspberries, stewed strawberries, cherry preserves, raspberry & black cherry cola, light spice; nutmeg, light clove, baking spices, light touch of herbs, bramble, soft rich earth, soft volcanic minerals, bracey acidity with a round, full, big fruit finish. It is a touch on the sweet side but perhaps time lessens it.

It's big with ripe black cherries, overripe blackberries, black raspberries, stewed strawberries, cherry preserves, raspberry & black cherry cola, light spice; nutmeg, light clove, baking spices, light touch of herbs, bramble, soft rich earth, soft volcanic minerals, bracey acidity with a round, full, big fruit finish. It is a touch on the sweet side but perhaps time lessens it.

Nov 5th, 2016
Will Uyesugi

Not your typical California pinot by any means. Way more dry, higher alcohol... In that way I suppose it’s closer to a French style pinot? Best with food.

Not your typical California pinot by any means. Way more dry, higher alcohol... In that way I suppose it’s closer to a French style pinot? Best with food.

Apr 16th, 2018
Daniel Porter

Rich, lush blue berries with bright acidity. Amazing power!

Rich, lush blue berries with bright acidity. Amazing power!

May 27th, 2017
David

Nice; not old sparky nice but good effort.

Nice; not old sparky nice but good effort.

Dec 14th, 2016
Daniel Porter

Bold, ripe fruit. More intense than any pinot noir I can recall.

Bold, ripe fruit. More intense than any pinot noir I can recall.

Apr 12th, 2016
Andrew Steffensmeier

Syrupy sweet, dripping of darker fruit and spice. Flavors sail on.

Syrupy sweet, dripping of darker fruit and spice. Flavors sail on.

Feb 21st, 2016