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Date Printed: 12/27/2014
Etude Deer Camp Pinot Noir 2007
Etude Deer Camp Pinot Noir 2007
(search item no. 108638)
boutique wine
collectible wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 12/27/2014: $55.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The Deer Camp Pinot Noir is named for an old deer camp structure that stands at the base of the vineyard. The parcel is so unique that we consider it to be a "vineyard within a vineyard." The Deer Camp vineyard is the western facing slope of two vineyards we collectively refer to as the "Pinot Bowl." It overlooks Rodgers Creek Fault, just a stone's throw away. The soil series on the western slope is Kidd Stony Loam, a rocky, well-drained soil that contributes to the small size of the vines. The expressions from this site include dark fruits, overt structure and balanced acidity.

Saturated boysenberry and blueberry aromas mingle with hints of truffle and creamy oak spice on the nose of the 2007 Deer Camp Pinot Noir. The wine has a sweet, dense fruit entry that leads to a juicy palate filled with ripe plum and boysenberry confiture. The finish is long with hints of orange zest and sweet spice. This is a powerful and serious Pinot Noir with great depth of fruit, supple tannins and vitality.

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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.