Aeshna Wines

Owner(s) Brian Emmett, Marni Zampa
Web site www.aeshna
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A boutique winery specializing in single vineyard designated Pinot Noir. The winery was founded in 2007 by the husband and wife team of Brian Emmett and Marni Zampa. The name, Aeshna, is scientific language for a genus of large dragonflies from the family Aeshnidae.

A number of vineyard sources have included Split Rock, La Encantada, Two Pisces, Doctors, and Annahala.

The wines are sold through the winery's website.

Reviewed Wines

2009 Aeshna La Encantada Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., $39. Crafted under the direction of Brian Emmett. · Moderate reddish-purple color in the glass. Plenty of ripe fruit in this wine but little nuance. Flavors of red plums and raspberries with hints of savory herbs, offering generous oak, soft tannins and a short, slightly hot, finish. Decent. Reviewed July 23, 2011 ARTICLE »

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