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Etude Carneros Pinot Gris 2012

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"The Etude Pinot Gris opens with inviting aromas of stone fruit and apple blossom. Bright flavors of white peach, honey crisp apple and citrus follow, with an elegant mouthfeel. The wine is highlighted by a crisp minerality and graceful finish." -Winery

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Etude Wines:
Etude Wines is dedicated to mastering the craft of winegrowing. In classical music, an etude is a composition with a technical focus that allows the musician to practice a particular technique. Similarly, Etude wines are the product of deliberate concentration on the instructive variables of the craft. The end game is not edification alone, but rather the wine itself as a source of enjoyment... Read more
Etude Wines is dedicated to mastering the craft of winegrowing. In classical music, an etude is a composition with a technical focus that allows the musician to practice a particular technique. Similarly, Etude wines are the product of deliberate concentration on the instructive variables of the craft. The end game is not edification alone, but rather the wine itself as a source of enjoyment. Chopin piano etudes are notoriously difficult but sublimely beautiful… this is an example of the practicing craft transformed to art. Founder and self described winegrower Tony Soter puts it this way: “There’s no better vehicle with which to study or practice the craft of winemaking than Pinot Noir. It is the most challenging, unforgiving and quixotic of all wine grapes, and yet the most delicate and transparent.” “Make no mistake it is a humbling pursuit, but when it’s right, Pinot Noir is a glorious and moving thing. It is in the pursuit of that experience that we all work.” Laboring alongside Soter in this oenological quest for perfection are veteran winemaker Jon Priest and viticulturalist Franci Ashton. Together, this talented trio works to transform the very finest Carneros and Napa Valley grapes into world-class wines sought out by the most discriminating wine lovers. In addition to its widely acclaimed Carneros Pinot Noir and legendary Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Etude has also developed a loyal following for Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Merlot. Read less

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Vintage: 2007 01/12/2009

Four glasses


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Vintage: 2010 01/03/2012

A beautiful Pinot Gris that defines the drier, more elegant style in California. This 2009 is entirely consistent with past vintages from Etude, which have been superior. Shows Meyer lemon, lime, vanilla and peppery spice flavors, with a long, distinguished finish. Etude hasnrsquo;t raised the price in many years. Production was 3,319 cases.


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Vintage: 2010 01/03/2012

Aromas of smoke, butter, orange peel and honey, with floral and herbal nuances. Dense, juicy, bright and dry. A serious, unaoked Pinot Gris of noteworthy purity and restraint. The winersquo;s balance, texture and restrained sweetness should make it flexible at the dinner table.


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Vintage: 2009 05/23/2011

Aromas of smoke, butter, orange peel and honey, with floral and herbal nuances. Dense, juicy, bright and dry. A serious, unaoked Pinot Gris of noteworthy purity and restraint. The wine's balance, texture and restrained sweetness should make it flexible at the dinner table.


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Vintage: 2009 05/23/2011

A beautiful Pinot Gris that defines the drier, more elegant style in California. This 2009 is entirely consistent with past vintages from Etude, which have been superior. Shows Meyer lemon, lime, vanilla and peppery spice flavors, with a long, distinguished finish. Etude hasn't raised the price in many years. Production was 3,319 cases.


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Vintage: 2009 04/12/2011

A beautiful Pinot Gris that defines the drier, more elegant style in California. This 2009 is entirely consistent with past vintages from Etude, which have been superior. Shows Meyer lemon, lime, vani



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"The Etude Pinot Gris opens with inviting aromas of stone fruit and apple blossom. Bright flavors of white peach, honey crisp apple and citrus follow, with an elegant mouthfeel. The wine is highlighted by a crisp minerality and graceful finish." -Winery

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