Etude Heirloom Pinot Noir 2002

Pinot Noir from Sonoma County, California

$99.00
Item No. 84524
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • ST92
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1996
  • WS92
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Critical Acclaim

"Good full red. Vibrant aromas of sappy red raspberry, minerals, spices, cola, forest floor and flowers; smells like grand cru Burgundy Bright, dense and deep; rich and sweet but elegant and light on its feet. Combines excellent lift with lower-toned earthy complexity. Rising finish features ripe, rich tannins and noteworthy sweetness and persistence"
92 Points

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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 Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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