While this is technically an AVA wine, all the fruit was sourced from the Aston Estate and the hallmark aromas and flavors of the site confirm this fact. In the glass, the wine displays a dark ruby hue. Aromas suggest forest floor, strawberry, pine bough and lilac. The complex palate notes take a turn towards the darker side, suggesting boysenberry, lavender, cranberry reduction, fresh loam and wet river stone. The lush mid-palate is framed by a vivacious acidity that carries the extended finish through to a clean floral finish. This is a fantastic introduction to what this vineyard has to offer, showing off all of its expressive attributes.