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Date Printed: 9/20/2014
Etude Pinot Gris 2009
Etude Pinot Gris 2009
(search item no. 106886)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/20/2014: $25.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This Etude Pinot Gris opens with inviting aromas of white stone fruit, honey suckle and jasmine. The pure flavors of white peach, nectarine and Meyer lemon carry over on the palate and mingle with subtle lemon-lime notes. Crisp acidity opens up to reveal minerality that keeps the wine lifted, focused and refreshing.
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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.