Etude Pinot Noir Carneros 2003
A distinctly d Pinot Noir of the highest quality, a wine that can satisfy any "Burgundian" urge and yet be proud of its California roots. This bottling is bright and engaging with aromas of cola, cranberry and graham crackers supported by subtle notes of nutmeg. Beautifully structured and lush, the mouth is loaded with complex layers of cherries, brown spices and hints of roasted meats that surround silky tannins that persist throughout a long finish. Wine Enthusiast Rated 93 Tony Soter is at the top of his game, consistently turning out wines that outperform the competition... A fabulous wine, fresh and complex, utterly drinkable now but with a probable life ahead. It's dry and tart in beef bouillon, cherry tomato flavors, with a sweet cherry-raspberry and spicy oak edge, and a transparent, elegant quality. Best now through 2008. December 1, 2005
External Reviews for Etude Pinot Noir Carneros
Appealing on a modest scale, with ripe plum, black cherry and tropical fruit and spicy, espresso-tinged oak, but it turns hollow and simple from midpalate on. Score range: 85-88 Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2003 Etude Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml
Bright ruby-red. Aromas of currant, blackberry, tobacco and mocha turned spicier with aeration. Sweet and sappy on the palate, with noteworthy energy to its flavors of red berries, spices, minerals, tobacco and earth. Serious, ripe wine, finishing with firm tannic spine and very good aromatic persistence. This has turned out well.