Etude GBR Estate Red 2007

Red Blends from Carneros, California

Price: $62.99 $39.99
Save $23.00 (37%)
Item No. 113792
  • RP92
  • WS91
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.9%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

This second vintage of GBR is a blend of Merlot (85%) and Malbec (15%). The wine is deep ruby in color with luscious aromas of crushed berries, fruit compote, anise and black olive. A vibrant, magenta rim greets the eye indicating that the wine will age exceptionally well. Ripe black cherry and kirsch lead to black fruit and licorice flavors with baking spice and hints of espresso at the finish. The wine is round and lifted by subtle minerality with sumptuous tannins and a juicy core of concentrated fruit.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2007 GBR is a blend of primarily Merlot. It offers terrific aromas of licorice, damp forest floor, blueberries, boysenberries and black currants. Its dark color is accompanied by an elegant, impressively rich, supple-textured, round, seductive wine to drink over the next decade or more. "
92 Points

"Rich, layered and concentrated, with currant and mocha oak aromas and dense blackberry, espresso and tomato leaf flavors that finish with firm but ripe tannins. Merlot and Malbec. Drink now through 2016. 636 cases made. "
91 Points

Learn About Etude Map ItMap It

The underlying philosophy at Etude Wines is that winemaking begins in the vineyard, long before the grapes are harvested. Winemaker, Jon Priest, believes that superior grape growing diminishes the need for intervention by the winemaker and results in a wine that is grown, not made. Etude specializes in two classic red varieties: Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon. Though modeled on the best from Burgundy to Bordeaux, these wines speak clearly of their contemporary California origins, combining rich, ripe fruit with an elegant and opulent mouth feel.

Learn About Carneros

Technically a part of Napa Valley, the Carneros region straddles both Sonoma & Napa counties. It's the Napa region closest to the San Francisco peninsula and the San Pablo Bay, which is instrumental in controlling the climate of the area. The winds from the San Pablo bay create a cool weather pattern ideal for growing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Notable Facts Both Chardonnay...

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Learn About Other Red Blends

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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