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About Etude Wines
Tony Soter, who now makes excellent Pinot Noir in Oregon under his Soter Vineyards label, laid the groundwork at Etude before selling it to the Beringer-Blass conglomerate. Current winemaker, Jon Priest, continues to make velvety, suave, immediately enjoyable Pinots that are characterized by red fruits, spices, forest floor scents and particularly fine-grained tannins.
89 Points | Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2007
($42) Bright, deep red. Subtly complex aromas of bitter cherry, sandalwood, dried rose, spices and pepper. Juicy but not particularly fleshy, in the style of the year. A lively, very fresh style, a bit lean for this bottling but an ideal restaurant pinot. This gained in richness as it opened in the glass.
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