Madson

Ascona Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.41 ratings
-no pro ratings
Santa Cruz Mountains, San Francisco Bay, 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
Scott Rose

2019 vintage. Explosive nose full of cracked black pepper, cola nut, eucalyptus, raspberry, orange peel and cranberry. One of those pinot bouquets that is so impressive and giving, you’re reluctant to taste the wine. Light medium body. Entry palate a little watery and focused on that orange peel + a dash of cinnamon. Mid-palate brings it all back together with everything mentioned plus a slight fattening of the body. Finish is 45 seconds long with that cracked black pepper clinging to the back of the tongue. Would have scored it a 9.5 if the entry palate was a little less watery. Still, fantastic stuff. A whole 75 cases made. Had I been blind tasting, would have guessed this for a Santa Ynez Valley area effort.

2019 vintage. Explosive nose full of cracked black pepper, cola nut, eucalyptus, raspberry, orange peel and cranberry. One of those pinot bouquets that is so impressive and giving, you’re reluctant to taste the wine. Light medium body. Entry palate a little watery and focused on that orange peel + a dash of cinnamon. Mid-palate brings it all back together with everything mentioned plus a slight fattening of the body. Finish is 45 seconds long with that cracked black pepper clinging to the back of the tongue. Would have scored it a 9.5 if the entry palate was a little less watery. Still, fantastic stuff. A whole 75 cases made. Had I been blind tasting, would have guessed this for a Santa Ynez Valley area effort.

Oct 16th, 2021