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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.
87 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2010
($42) Moderately saturated bright red. Aromas of red fruits, smoke and earth could use a bit more lift. Supple red fruit and spice flavors come across as a bit chunky and low-toned, offering modest depth and flesh. Finishes with dusty tannins.