2017 Ashley's Pinot 30th Anniversary 1.5L
"I loved the 2017 Pinot Noir Ashley's, a wonderfully complex, balanced, nuanced effort that offers loads of character...it offers classic notes of black raspberries, currants, ground herbs, forest floor, and earth. Medium to full-bodied, concentrated, with plenty of ripe tannins, it's a layered, complex Pinot Noir to enjoy over the coming 7-8 years." ~ Jeb Dunnuck
"Aromas of black plum, sage, violet and a hint of tar combine for a dynamic and intriguing nose in this single-vineyard expression. Violets and lavender are prominent on the deftly balanced palate, with a pleasing plum flavor and a salt-and-pepper finish." ~ Wine Enthusiast
"Dark cherry, plum, cola, mint and cloves all run through the 2017 Pinot Noir Ashley's. Plum and juicy, with tons of voluptuous richness, the Ashley's is a classic expression of the richer side of the Sta. Rita Hills. Soft curves and silky tannins add to the wine's overt, sumptuous feel. The 2017 was done with 25% whole clusters, but they are pretty much buried by the sheer richness of the fruit." ~ Antonio Galloni's Vinous
"Pale ruby, the 2017 Pinot Noir Ashley's Vineyard opens with notes of granite, pipe tobacco and blueberry with cracked peppercorn, dried leaves, tree bark and bergamot—very savory and earthy but lovely! Light to medium-bodied, it has grainy tannins to support the earthy fruit layers plus juicy acidity and a long, nuanced finish." ~ Wine Advocate
Back in 1989 when we released our first vintage to the world we really had no idea what the future would bring. We hoped that if we worked hard and made good choices we’d be in business for a while and have fun working together as a family.
Flash forward to 2019 and our 30th anniversary. We’re still working hard, still making good choices and still having fun running the family business. We hope that Fess and Marcy would be proud!
We think a 30th anniversary is kind of a big deal deserving of a big bottle, so we put some of our most sought after wines into large format magnums with beautiful 30th anniversary etched labels. They’re perfect for your own celebrations and for sharing with family and friends.
Here’s to the next 30 years!!
Bright cherry, strawberry and cranberry fruit flavors interwoven with layers of spice, clove, toast and earth notes. Big yet polished, this Pinot Noir can be enjoyed now or cellared for 4-7 years. Enjoy!