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2012 Aston Estate - Pinot Noir

  • 88 WS
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    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 369977-2012
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    Shows a rich, dusty core of mocha, cola and wild berry flavors that turns simpler midpalate on and ends with firm, gripping tannins and a drying aftertaste. Drink now through 2022. 125 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: Gallo Boy

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

  • 318 bottles owned
  • 36 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 36 collectors)