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Date Printed: 11/28/2014
Etude Carneros Pinot Noir (375ML half-bottle) 2011
Etude Carneros Pinot Noir (375ML half-bottle) 2011
(search item no. 124722)
Decanter rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 11/28/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 PinotReport rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Deep ruby in color, the Carneros Pinot Noir is driven by inviting aromas of ripe cherry and red berries, and accented with notes of forest floor and Asian spice. The classically structured palate showcases a seamless blend of lush, dark fruit and oak, which is enhanced by refined tannins.
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About Etude Wines:

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.