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2001 Etude Pinot Noir Heirloom

  • 90 WA
  • 90 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 49935-2001-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    ($80; bottled last winter) Good fresh ruby-red. High-pitched aromas of black fruits, tar, minerals, flowers and spices. Chewy, lush and rich, with firm minerality contributing to the impression of spine. The wine's enticing, sappy flavors of raspberry and crystallized red cherry are nicely lifted by a rose petal note. A California pinot with terrific structure and mouthcoating persistence.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2004
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    High-toned toasty oak aromas fold in nicely with ripe, rich, intense flavors built around a core of mineral, black cherry, plum and wild berry. Shows off hints of rose petal and floral aromas, and finishing with firm, chewy tannins, giving it more backbone and density than most California Pinots. 800 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

    The 2001 Pinot Noir Heirloom exhibits sassafras, forest floor, flower, currant, plum, and Allspice characteristics. With outstanding texture, purity, a sweet mid-palate, and a long, supple finish, it will drink well for 5-6 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating:

    flawed, oxidized
    Author: Ricknat1
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Thanksgiving dinner, 2007. Excellent. Very good finish. Full but not overpowering. Great match with the turkey and stuffing. Excellent bottle.
    Drink Dates: 2007-2007
    Author: Ashes Package 2.0
  • Self | Rating: 88

    The |Heirloom| is Etude?s top of the line Pinot Noir and it is priced accordingly. Quite dark for a Pinot with strong but rustic aromas of root beer, cola, cherry and sassafras. A bit heavy in the mouth ? the wine is too low in acid. Still, it has good structure with moderate to heavy tannin.
    Drink Dates: 2009-2014
    Author: Daniel B
  • Self | Rating: 93

    This one is easy: 1 hour decant or 2 hours open in bottle = GC, and yes by GC I mean Gevrey-Chambertin! Minerals, truffly earth, with power and elegance. The red cherry and strawberry fruit with the aforementioned flavors and aromas are all the supporting cast of a wondefully complex and lively marture California Pinot. Cheers to the Etude folks, formerly Soter as this was one of his last wines! Many California Pinot wish they could have this elegance, complexity and savoir-faire at this age! What a way to have the last bottle!
    Drink Dates: 2004-2010
    Author: Koby
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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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 132 bottles owned
  • 37 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 90
    (Out of 37 collectors)