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2008 Alesia - Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SONOMA
  • 88 WA
  • 91 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 172822-2008-750-2A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    ($35) Vivid red. Strawberry, raspberry and spicecake on the nose, with a sexy sandalwood quality. In a distinctly vibrant style, with the sexy spice and red berry qualities following through in the mouth. Sappy and fine-grained wine, finishing on a suave note of candied flowers. This will be the last vintage for this wine.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2010
  • Burghound | Rating: 89

    A ripe and very pretty nose artfully blends both red and blue pinot fruit that is trimmed in subtle violet and mint hints that leads to round and rich middle weight flavors that possess fine intensity and volume on the solidly long finish. This delicious offering could easily be enjoyed now but should also age well.
    Author: Allen Meadows
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 88

    The 2008 Alesia Pinot Noir (1,000 cases produced) possesses tart acidity intertwined with sweet and sour cherry, plum, raspberry, and cola notes, and medium-bodied, earthy flavors displaying a hint of greenness as well as herbaceousness. About 50% whole clusters were used, and they do show through in the wine's youthful state.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Drink Dates: 2013-2019
    Author: petesf
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Author: Patrick
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2012-2014
    Author: Rhys
  • Self | Rating: 91

    another great bottle but not nearly as open as previous bottle. subtle but gorgeous, elegant nose-flavors to match. I gave this 3 hours of air and it wasn't enough. I would hold another 2 years at least.
    Drink Dates: 2014-2024
    Author: MJM
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Just Awesome, great balanced and complex pinot. Nose was sublime, finish even better. QPR outstanding too bad they don't really make these anymore.
    Author: Matt Long
  • Self | Rating: 89

    too ripe compared to the other low alocohol offering
    Author: Seaway J

California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 683 bottles owned
  • 84 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 91
    (Out of 84 collectors)