Failla Pinot Sonoma 2008

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Light salmon in color this wine is vibrant and juicy with watermelon strawberry and rose petal aromatics. Broad flavors of mixed berries including pomegranite lead to a mouth watering finish. The perfectly balanced acidity makes this wine a wonderful complement to many foods and warm weather dining.

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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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External Reviews for Failla Pinot Sonoma

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/20/2011

A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2008 Etude Pinot Noir 375ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/26/2011

The least expensive offering, the 2008 Pinot Noir Estate exhibits copious aromas of forest floor, strawberries, black cherries and hints of Allspice and herbs. Medium-bodied, beautifully textured and complex, it is ideal for drinking now and over the... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2008 Etude Pinot Noir 375ml


External Review
Source: Epic Cellars
07/26/2011

The outstanding 2008 Pinot Noir Pearlessence offers a bigger, denser style without losing the tell-tale elegance and freshness Ehren Jordan routinely achieves. Its dark ruby color is accompanied by sweet cherry, pomegranate, spice box, and cola notes. Bigger and fuller-bodied than the Sonoma Coast cuvee, it should drink well for 5-7+ years



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Light salmon in color this wine is vibrant and juicy with watermelon strawberry and rose petal aromatics. Broad flavors of mixed berries including pomegranite lead to a mouth watering finish. The perfectly balanced acidity makes this wine a wonderful complement to many foods and warm weather dining.

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