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Lyric By Etude Pinot Noir 2016

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Lyric by Etude is a solid Pinot Noir from a producer well known for outstanding Pinot. Etude's wines come from their vineyards in Carneros but Lyric shows off the incredible character of Santa Barbara Pinot. Grapes are sourced from the famous Fiddlestix Vineyard in the Santa Rita Hills as well as the North Canyon Vineyard adjacent to Bien Nacido. Winemaker John Priest knows these vineyards well having worked with Taz and Wild Horse. The wine is aged 11 months in French oak barrels, 30% new. It shows aromas of ripe cherry, strawberry and cranberry. The palate shows notes of baking spices, toasted nuts, strawberry and black cherry enhanced by silky, round tannins, and the best part is, this lush Etude second label Pinot is yours for an unbeatable price. Don't miss it!

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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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Vintage: 2012 12/12/2014

Lyric by Etude is a solid Pinot Noir from a producer well known for outstanding Pinot. Etude's wines come from their vineyards in Carneros but Lyric shows off the incredible character of Santa Barbara Pinot. Grapes are sourced from the famous Fiddlestix Vineyard in the Santa Rita Hills as well as the North Canyon Vineyard adjacent to Bien Nacido. Winemaker John Priest knows these vineyards well having worked with Taz and Wild Horse. The wine is aged 11 months in French oak barrels, 30% new. It shows aromas of ripe cherry, strawberry and cranberry. The palate shows notes of baking spices, toasted nuts, strawberry and black cherry enhanced by silky, round tannins, and the best part is, this lush Etude second label Pinot is yours for an unbeatable price. Don't miss it!



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