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Etude Pinot Noir Carneros 2003

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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

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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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Snooth User: ardienmd
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09/21/2007

Five glasses


External Reviews for Etude Pinot Noir Carneros

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/17/2010

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


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Source: Morrell & Company
04/01/2008

Etude Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Half Bottle


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
08/04/2008

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.



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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

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