Notes on the Etude Heirloom Carneros Pinot Noir 2004 : WINE ADVOCATE REVIEW: 92 POINTS Etude's finest Pinot is always the Heirloom, and the 2004 is a gorgeously textured, rich, full-bodied Pinot Noir with sweet plum, forest floor, and gamey notes intermixed with plenty of sweet cherry and plum fruit. Beautiful texture, full body, terrific depth, and richness suggest this wine might even deserve a higher score with another several years of bottle age. It should age nicely for up to a decade. WA # , #168 (Dec 2006) Drink 2006 - 2016 Robert ParkerCALIFORNIA GRAPEVINE REVIEW: 90 POINTS Medium-light read more...to medium brickish ruby; attractive, spicy, complex, cedary, sweet cherry and strawberry fruit aroma with hints of leather, clove, and mocha; medium-full to full body; tight, herbal, stemmy, cherry and wild berry fruit flavors; firmly structured; medium-full to full tannin; a bit hard on the finish; lingering aftertaste. We suggest aging for another year or two. Very highly recommended. 14.7% alcohol; 975 cases. California Grapevine June-July 2007WINEMAKER NOTES: Classic raspberry and strawberry aromas with a touch of cinnamon and clove spice give way to a seamless entry. Rich and mouth filling, this pinot Noir has velvety tannins and wonderful oak integration. Vibrant wild berry notes carry through on the long and lasting finish. ETUDE HEIRLOOM CARNEROS PINOT NOIR 2004 (hide)
Tanzer(2001 Vintage) " Good bright red. Nose offers a complex blend of raspberry, chocolate, baking spices and game; much more than just fruit. Then silky and complex in the mouth, with excellent breadth of texture and an intriguing sweet, smoky quality. Lush and long, finishing with fine-grained tannins. I can't recall a better vintage for this label. "
Decanter(2001 Vintage) Rating: 3/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Intense raspberries and spice. Medium high acid, good weight of fruit, firm but fine-grained tannins, balanced, long and aromatic finish. Drink 2-5 years.
Wine Spectator(2001 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/15/03.