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2003 Etude - Pinot Noir Carneros Estate

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / CARNEROS
  • 87 WA
  • 88 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 49934-2003-750-2D
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 88

    ($40) Good full red. Raspberry, plum, earth, spices and tarry oak on the nose. Broad and dry, but showing less fruit in the mouth than on the nose. Distinctly low-toned for this wine. Soter says the fruit came in a full degree lower than that of 2003 (14.1%, vs. 15.1%). Seems distinctly less rich in flavor than the 2002, but then this was bottled just two weeks before I tasted it.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2005
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 87

    Not as exciting as I had expected, the 2003 Pinot Noir Carneros possesses a light to medium ruby color as well as sweet notes of pomegranate, plum, cherry, herb and incense. It is medium-bodied with an attractive front end, but falls off on the palate. Drink it over the next 2-3 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
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  • 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

    • 156 bottles owned
    • 41 collectors