ASTON ESTATE | True Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
Borne from a shared passion for exceptional Pinot Noirs, Aston Estate represents a dynamic collaboration between winemaker Thomas Brown, vintner Fred Schrader, and Secret Weapon, Mr. Big.
The journey began in 2001 when Thomas discovered a spectacular piece of raw land near the township of Annapolis, in the heart of California's 'True' Sonoma Coast. Regarded by winemakers and critics alike as the new frontier of excellence, the three aficionados knew they had found an ideal vineyard to grow Pinot Noir. Soon after, the estate was developed and planted with three premium Dijon clones - 115, 667, and 777 – a proactive blend that defines the unforgettable profile of the wine.
Today, under the direction of superstar Vineyard Manager Ulises Valdez, the Aston Estate vineyard produces a stunning crop of grapes that become elegant, richly flavored, and classically styled Pinot Noirs. Located two ridgelines in from the Pacific Coast, the vineyard boasts a unique microclimate that perfectly balances cool marine mornings and evenings with warm afternoons to achieve optimal ripeness. With gentle contours, gold ridge loam soil, and optimal drainage, the estate vineyard produces an exceptional full-bodied Pinot Noir.
For more information on our exciting single vineyard Pinot Noirs, please visit the Aston Estate website.
Aston Estate Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast