Aston Estate Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2012

Ratings on Delectable

Shay A Delectable Pro

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.

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.

9.3

Ron R Delectable Pro

This pinot continues to grow on us. Pleasant green notes combine with redwood and maraschino cherries. Presents a regal, gnarly texture on the palate, combined with a sexy sweetness. This is without doubt our pinot find over the last 12 months.

This pinot continues to grow on us. Pleasant green notes combine with redwood and maraschino cherries. Presents a regal, gnarly texture on the palate, combined with a sexy sweetness. This is without doubt our pinot find over the last 12 months.

9.4

Ron R Delectable Pro

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.

9.3

Patrick Derdeyn Delectable Pro

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.

9.1

Evan Brody

Not your typical Pinot but delish

Not your typical Pinot but delish

9.2

Lamar Hannah

This is a big ripe Pinot I love it!

This is a big ripe Pinot I love it!

9.4

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

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.

9.0

Andrew S Delectable Pro

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

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

9.3

Laith A

Such a great Pinot! Forgot I had this .. sad to have only one bottle left!!

Such a great Pinot! Forgot I had this .. sad to have only one bottle left!!

9.5

Location

  • 606A West 28th Street
    New York, NY 10001

  • Hours:
    Monday-Friday: 11am - 8pm
    Saturday: 12pm - 8pm
    Sunday: 12pm - 7pm

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