Etude Deer Camp Pinot 04 2006

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2006 Pinot Noir Deer Camp Vineyard The nose is filled with saturated boysenberry and blueberry notes and hints of clove, smoke, turned earth and lavender. Black cherry, blackberry and cola flavors carry over on the palate of this full-bodied wine. This is a powerful and serious Pinot Noir with great depth of fruit, ample tannins and vitality.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 stones 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.This is a california wine

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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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Snooth User: Nicki Gig
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3.50 5
01/18/2010

Cherry filled aromas with some white pepper. Spicy in taste with underlying red fruit ready to burst out from behind, an earthiness, clay-like, needs to soften up a little but has potential.



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2006 Pinot Noir Deer Camp Vineyard The nose is filled with saturated boysenberry and blueberry notes and hints of clove, smoke, turned earth and lavender. Black cherry, blackberry and cola flavors carry over on the palate of this full-bodied wine. This is a powerful and serious Pinot Noir with great depth of fruit, ample tannins and vitality.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 stones 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.This is a california wine

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