2006 Aston Estate Sonoma Coast Clones 115, 777 Pinot Noir

14.6% alc., $70. · Intriguing perfume of underbrush, forest floor and dark red cherry with a nice hint of oak. The wine shows a soft core of tannin wrapped in layers of luscious cherry and raspberry fruit, providing a fullness that envelopes the tongue. Everything is in beautiful balance and the combination of two clones provides more interest than the single clonal wines described above. This was downright terrific the next day when sampled from an opened, re-corked bottle. Reviewed July 19, 2008

Winery: Aston Estate
From article: Thomas Brown: Rivers-Marie