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Aston Estate Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2018

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CWA95+

RP

WS

JS

AG

ST

W&S

JH

Price: $55.00

 
Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

95+ Points | CWA
“This is a rich and robust Pinot that commands your attention from the first moment you enjoy the silky texture. Opulent dark fruit, spices, and floral notes define the bouquet. Well-focused on the palate, it offers waves of raspberries, plum, and blackberries carried along a rich and savory backbone that ends in a pure expression of cherry and spice notes. Enjoy tonight and anytime through 2027.” - California Wine Advisors

Background
Two of Napa Valley's Cabernet icons, Fred Schrader, proprietor of Schrader winery, and his winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown ventured into the Pinot Noir business in 2006. The Wine Spectator exclaimed, “The vineyard is new but the fruit is impressive—this is a Pinot to watch,” after tasting the very first barrel sample. As of April 2021, the vineyard of Ashton Estate is now 100% owned by Thomas Rivers Brown.
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Kevin Bacons

Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

95+ Points | CWA
“This is a rich and robust Pinot that commands your attention from the first moment you enjoy the silky texture. Opulent dark fruit, spices, and floral notes define the bouquet. Well-focused on the palate, it offers waves of raspberries, plum, and blackberries carried along a rich and savory backbone that ends in a pure expression of cherry and spice notes. Enjoy tonight and anytime through 2027.” - California Wine Advisors

Background
Two of Napa Valley's Cabernet icons, Fred Schrader, proprietor of Schrader winery, and his winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown ventured into the Pinot Noir business in 2006. The Wine Spectator exclaimed, “The vineyard is new but the fruit is impressive—this is a Pinot to watch,” after tasting the very first barrel sample. As of April 2021, the vineyard of Ashton Estate is now 100% owned by Thomas Rivers Brown.



Ratings Sources

RP - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
WS - Wine Spectator
CWA - California Wine Advisors
JS - James Suckling
IWR - International Wine Review

Winery Aston Estate

Vineyard Designate

AVA

Region Sonoma Coast