94 Points - Jeb Dunnuck
93 Points - Wine Enthusiast
92+ Points - Wine Advocate
92 Points - Wine Spectator
91 Points - Vinous
90 Points - Wine & Spirits
An elegant red, featuring fine-grained red fruit flavors that are filled with lithe minerality and spiciness. Crunchy adidity ties all the elements together. Finishes with touches of cocoa powder. ~ Wine Spectator
Medium ruby, the 2017 Pinot Noir Older Barrels gives up notes of dried black tea leaves, granite, woodsmoke, dried tobacco leaves, violet and forest floor with a core of ripe red and blue fruits. Medium-bodied, it features wonderfully concentrated, spiced fruits in the mouth with ripe, grainy tannins and great juicy acidity, finishing long and layered. ~ Wine Advocate
The 2017 Pinot Noir Older Barrels is a selection from Ashley's done in all neutral oak, which, not surprisingly, brings out a decidedly understated and gracious expression of the Sta. Rita hills. Floral and spiced notes are nicely lifted over a core of sweet Pinot fruit. ~ Antonio Galloni's Vinous
With its forward strawberry fruit and cinnamon-stick oak spice, this wine is irresistibly Californian in its sunny, fruit-forward disposition. It's simple and crowd-pleasing, for a pork loin dinner. ~ Wine & Spirits
Appellation: Sta. Rita Hills
Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir (Clones Pommard, 667, 777, 115 & 114)
Vineyard Source: 100% Ashley's Vineyard (Blocks W, 4A & 1)
Harvest Dates: 9/6/17 - 9/15/17
Aging: 17 months in 100% neutral 4-year old & older French oak barrels
Cooperage: Ermitage, Seguin Moreau, Sirugue, Meyrieux, Bel Air
Harvest Brix: 23.3 - 26.2
Acid: 0.626 g/100mL
Production: 301 cases
Tropical, rich, with tons of layering and depth... aromas of key lime, papaya, gala apple, cherry blossom and lemon. Flavors of melon, lime, orange, sweet lemon, Asian pear.
Refreshing flavors of watermelon, cranberry, orange rind, fresh spring flowers and a whiff of strawberry leap from the glass... Dry, aromatic, and has a nice roundness and texture. Simply easy drinking, mouth-watering stuff that you know and love.
Rich garnet in color, this SILKY Pinot Noir offers classic Burgundian fruit. Sourced from a meticulous and sustainably farmed vineyard in Carneros. Wonderfully balanced. Price for this quality is unmatched!