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The 2005 vintage marks the inaugural release of our Temblor Pinot Noir, the second vineyard designated Pinot Noir fro...Read more...
Blood red color; hints of tobacco and catsup underneath the cherries on the nose; very complex taste with sour cherries; a long, wonderful finish o... Read more
Had a great structure after it opened up for a minute or two. Great cherry flavors and some nice strawberry as well. I am making this review afte... Read more
great structure, cherry and cedar notes are delish with turkey! Read more
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Blood red color; hints of tobacco and catsup underneath the cherries on the nose; very complex taste with sour cherries; a long, wonderful finish of strawberry and cherry that makes me want to keep drinking, Overall I was surprised by the brightness of this wine, but i'm curious how the tannins will smooth over the next day or so in the bottle.
Had a great structure after it opened up for a minute or two. Great cherry flavors and some nice strawberry as well. I am making this review after taking a few days off. I might be a little confused. Bottom line: I really liked this wine.
great structure, cherry and cedar notes are delish with turkey!
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Cherry, sandalwood and strawberries in a wine of pure grace. Ripe, full, but not in any way overdone. Perfect harmonies of scale, and one of the classiest wines on the table.
Smooth and polished, with dashes of cherry, herb, sage and cedary oak. Needs a little time in the bottle to soften.
The 2005 Pinot Noir offers notions of red apple skins, pomegranates, currants, and roasted herbs. Although not complex, it is medium-bodied with good fruit, and 5ndash;6 years of drinkability. More nuances may emerge over the next few years.
Bright, deep red. Subtly complex aromas of bitter cherry, sandalwood, dried rose, spices and pepper. Juicy but not particularly fleshy, in the style of the year. A lively, very fresh style, a bit lean for this bottling but an ideal restaurant pinot. This gained in richness as it opened in the glass.
Etude's outstanding trio of Pinot Noir begins with the dark ruby/plum-hued 2007 Pinot Noir Estate, which offers plenty of sweet cherry, pomegranate, wood spice, and forest floor characteristics in its round, gracious, expansive personality. Enjoy it over the next 5-6 years.
Elegant and supple, with a polished texture and pretty black cherry, tea, plum and cola flavors that are complex, picking up light oak and anise on the finish. Drink now through 2005.
Air has a profound effect on this Pinot, showing it to be more than simple fruit and oak. Flirting at first with jammy ripeness, the wine develops to reveal a taste of the earth, as if the fruit is just a veil for the real flavor, the forward raspberry and smoky oak tones receding as a more complex, more deeply satisfying presence takes shape. The wine has tremendous density while holding to a varietal frame - it's not reaching for the weight of a Cabernet, but rather filling in all the thorn-prick acidity of Pinot with thin, discreet layers of berries and freshly turned earth.
The 2005 vintage marks the inaugural release of our Temblor Pinot Noir, the second vineyard designated Pinot Noir from the Etude Estate Vineyards. These vineyards are tucked away in the far northwest corner of the Carneros Appellation and feature well-drained, rocky upland soils. The site includes six different soil types and a wide variety of topographical features. The vineyard parcels were customized to conform to the various soil types and the changing contours of the topography. The diverse sites on this beautiful property allow us to highlight certain portions of the vineyard by illustrating the variations of wine character attributable to different soil series and microclimates.The Temblor Vineyard is located on a gradual slope that faces East. The soils here are very well drained, with tightly packed volcanic boulders and cobbles braided throughout - a result of the Rodgers Creek Fault line which is adjacent to the vineyard. This site is directly influenced by the Petaluma Gap, causing the fog to develop early and recede late in the day. The gradual slopes and moderate microclimate allow for even vine growth and fruit ripening. While rich and full of flavor, the wines are built with a softer structure; finesse and grace.Concentrated pure fruit aromas of cherries and frambois strawberries with a hint of spice and earth begin the nose of this graceful Pinot Noir. The palate bursts with cherry and dark raspberry flavors with a smoky note that leads to round and velvety tannins. This well-structured and perfectly balanced wine offers an inviting minerality and bright acidity that will contribute to the wine's longevity.Wine Enthusiast | Cellar Selection | Steve Heimoff | February 2008This is Etude's inaugural bottling of this wine, a block designation from the estate. It shows not only classic Carneros quality, but something exotic. Dry and complex, the wine has cherry, cassis, raspberry and new oak flavors, with good acidity. That extra something is a feral, earthy quality, suggesting olive tapenade, sweet leather, tobacco and mushrooms that has got to come from terroir. Youthfully great now, and should age effortlessly for the next 8 to 10 years.Wine Advocate | Robert M. Parker, Jr. | December 28, 2007This is Etude's inaugural bottling of this wine, a block designation from the estate. It shows not only classic Carneros quality, but something exotic. Dry and complex, the wine has cherry, cassis, raspberry and new oak flavors, with good acidity. That extra something is a feral, earthy quality, suggesting olive tapenade, sweet leather, tobacco and mushrooms that has got to come from terroir. Youthfully great now, and should age effortlessly for the next 8 to 10 years.
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