Original
15 Ratings
Arista Winery Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

Wine Details

Varietal

Pinot Noir

Style

Red

Expert Reviews
  • Appellation America
    (2005 Vintage) Arista Winery’s 2005 Ferrington Pinot Noir is the felicitous result of a marriage made in Pinot heaven. Take grapes from the Anderson Valley, an admittedly premier Pinot Noir appellation and have them tended to by a winery in Russian River Valley, another exceptional Pinot Noir region. Winemaker Leslie Sisneros and proprietor Mark McWilliams let the fruit age for nearly a year in 100 percent French oak from four different coopers. This somewhat softened the sturdy tannins to make the wine quite accessible now but it will continue to develop in the bottle for another five to seven years. Ferrington read more...Vineyard Pinot radiates with typical aromas of raspberries, cherries, violets, and rose petals. The flavors of baking spices and cherries are as pleasing to the palate as the wine’s saturated ruby color is to the eye. There’s a complexity to this Pinot Noir that provides different nuances with each sip. But the seductiveness of this leads from sips to gulps. And then the bottle’s empty. And that’s a shame since only 200 cases were produced. The wine is allotted to Arista’s wine club members with a limited amount available in the winery’s tasting room.    (hide)