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Date Printed: 12/22/2014
Etude Carneros Pinot Noir 2002
Etude Carneros Pinot Noir 2002
(search item no. 80505)
Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 12/22/2014: $39.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Decanter rating: 91 points
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
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A firm, taut, concentrated style, with a slight green edge to the earthy raspberry and blackberry flavors. This is a wine that will benefit from short-term cellaring; the concern is the green tannins. Best from 2005 through 2012. 8,000 cases made. (JL)
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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.