Etude Estate Pinot Noir Carneros
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159 Ratings
Etude Estate Pinot Noir Carneros

Wine Details

Vineyard

Etude

Varietal

Pinot Noir

Style

Red

Wine Description

(From 2006 Vintage)

Our goal is to produce a distinctly styled Pinot Noir of the highest quality, a wine that can satisfy any “Burgundian” urge and yet be proud of its California roots. The 2006 Estate bottling offers inviting cool climate aromatics of raspberry, pomegranate and sandalwood with a touch of turned earth. Classically structured, the palate bursts with flavors of sweet frambois strawberries, red cherries and mocha. The lush fruit combined with the baking spice notes from aging in French oak creates a defined Pinot Noir with elegance and length.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2011 Vintage) A true ruby color is the first telltale of this intriguing Pinot Noir. Driven by aromas of black cherry and red berries, the fruit core of the 2011 Carneros Pinot Noir is later enhanced by exceptional cedar and cardamom spices. On the palate, the wine is plush and elegant, with saturated dark fruit flavors and welcomed oak and forest floor notes. This cooler vintage offers ideal natural acidity, refined tannins and a generous, yet balanced, finish.

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    great classic pn, cloudy red, slight earthy nose, big berry/ fruit hits

    8 months
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  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1992 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 102 on Dec-95
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1992 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/31/95