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Etude Pinot Noir Heirloom 2012

Member Review by mistersplice:

look = 6/10, smell = 13/20, taste = 12/20; total = 31/50

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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: mistersplice
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 05/20/2012

look = 6/10, smell = 13/20, taste = 12/20; total = 31/50

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Snooth User: Nicki Gig
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2006 01/18/2010

Out of my entire Etude Tasting, this Pinot Noir was my favorite. Filled with every red fruit on the nose and dried earthy red fruits are prominent on the palate. Great balance of acidity and tannins, complex flavors, excellent finish and will open up even more in 4 years. I think this defines what Etude represents.


4.50 5
Vintage: 2004 01/10/2011

Full, but not big. Smooth finish.


Snooth User: chenry
736377
2.50 5
Vintage: 2004 12/11/2008

Two and a half glasses


External Reviews for Etude Pinot Noir Heirloom

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Vintage: 2008 10/04/2012

A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2008 Etude Pinot Noir Heirloom 750ml


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Vintage: 2007 09/23/2011

"This Intriguing and expressive Pinot Noir opens with aromas of raspberry


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Vintage: 1997 10/15/2009

Firm, tight and intense, with candied cherry, mint, wild berry and cedar flavors, turning tannic and complex. Drink now through 2005. 360 cases made. (JL) Wine Spectator. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 1997 Etude Pinot Noir Heirloom 750ml



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