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Date Printed: 7/22/2014
Etude Carneros Pinot Noir 2006
Etude Carneros Pinot Noir 2006
(search item no. 94848)
The Wine News rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 7/22/2014: $38.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 PinotReport rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine News rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Etude's goal is to produce a distinctively-styled Pinot Noir of the highest quality, a wine that can satisfy any "Burgundian" urge and yet be proud of its California roots.

The 2006 Estate bottling offers inviting cool climate aromatics of raspberry, pomegranate and sandalwood with a touch of turned earth. Classically structured, the palate bursts with flavors of sweet frambois strawberries, red cherries and mocha.

The lush fruit combined with the baking spice notes from aging in French oak creates a defined Pinot Noir with elegance and length.

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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.