2004 Etude - Pinot Noir Carneros Estate 750ml

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2004 Etude - Pinot Noir Carneros Estate
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Burghound | 90

(14.2% - $42) Initially the nose displayed noticeable oak but with extended airing, it lessened and became all but invisible and allowed the ripe dark briar and earth aromas to take center stage. The medium full flavors are nicely concentrated with an attractive natural sweetness and underpinned by moderate tannins that should permit 4 to 7 years of positive evolution. This is delicious yet serious and finishes with fine balance and none of the greenness that sometimes negatively affects Carneros pinots. In sum, this is solid juice that will repay extended cellar time.

Drink Dates: 2009+
Author: Allen Meadows
Issue: Issue 24 Burghound Selection Outstanding

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International Wine Cellar | 91

($42; bottled in February) Good bright red-ruby. Perfumed aromas of raspberry and loamy earth; this conveys an impression of sweet Burgundian funk. Intensely flavored and bright, with pure flavors of raspberry and violet. Lovely ripe acids give precision to the wine. There's a slight wildness to the berry fruit but little of the candied character apparent in many North Coast pinots from the 2004 vintage. Finishes firm and bright. From vines picked mostly in August.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 126

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Wine Advocate | 90

The 2004 Pinot Noir reveals a dark plum/ruby color, sweet forest floor, pomegranate, plum, and cherry notes, medium to full body, superb integration of wood, acidity, and tannin, and an attractive, complex finish. Already drinking well, this wine should continue to drink well for another 5-7 years.

Drink Dates: 2006-2013
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 168

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Score: 90
Author: Anonymous Author
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 02/21/2009
Very nice. Smooth. Nice finish. Went well with our baked organic chicken dinner with spinach/bacon sauteed.
More Vintages and Sizes of Etude - Pinot Noir Carneros Estate:

2007 (750ml)

About This Producer


Etude was established in 1982 by wine consultant Tony Soter to produce high quality Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir sourced from top growers. The brand embarked on an estate-focused philosophy in 1999 with the purchase of a former pasture at the base of Sonoma Mountain. The sustainably-produced wines include Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, and five estate-grown Pinot Noirs. Additionally, their appellation-focused Cabernet Sauvignon program offers selections from St. Helena, Oakville and Rutherford, as well as a Napa Valley bottling. Winemaker is Jon Priest.

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