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Date Printed: 8/22/2014
Etude Heirloom Pinot Noir 2008
Etude Heirloom Pinot Noir 2008
(search item no. 115096)
boutique wine
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 8/22/2014: $85.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2005 The Wine News rating: 94 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The Heirloom 2008 in the glass reveals a dark ruby hue with a deep saturation and vibrancy. Aromas of dark cherry and berry fruit are complimented by spicebox components of cardamom, gingerbread, nutmeg and a hint of licorice. Flavors of concentrated and focused dark berry fruit are lifted by vibrant acidity and youthful notes, which build dimension and complexity with bottle age. Additionally, fine, plush tannins and minerality make this a hallmark vintage of Heirloom.
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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.