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Etude Estate Pinot Noir Carneros
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Wine Details

Vineyard

Etude

Varietal

Pinot Noir

Style

Red

Wine Description

(From 2013 Vintage) The 2014 Carneros Estate Pinot Noir intrigues with its rich array of red cherry, wild strawberry, pomegranate raspberry and spice. The core of red fruit is made complex with layers of sassafras, sandalwood and baking spice that build in intensity through the finish. With an opulent mouthfeel and ideal natural acidity, the wine has significant substance and depth, yet stays lively and lifting throughout.

Winemaker's Notes

The Etude Carneros Pinot Noir is a true reflection of the winery’s estate vineyard, Grace Benoist Ranch. A blend of the best grapes from individual vineyard designates on the Ranch, this wine tells the story of a particular vintage from a very unique place.

Ruby and garnet in color, the 2009 Carneros Pinot Noir offers aromas of black cherry, Asian spice and sous bois that are lifted by a concentrated fresh fruit core. Consistent with the nose, the palate also demonstrates the qualities of a well balanced Pinot Noir: refined tannins, bright acidity, a generous mouthfeel and a lingering finish. Due to the cool conditions of 2009 vintage, this wine offers an exceptional fresh acidic structure and fruit balance, which furthers its Burgundian like qualities.

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    nice finish. Robust nose and taste. Earthy and full-bodied.

    over 3 years
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    cdw

    etude etude etude! pinot! olle~

    about 2 years
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    Rich

    over 2 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (From 2013 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/23/2014
  • 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