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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 | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - June 2009
($19) Pale orange. Understated red fruit and citrus aromas are complemented by suave floral and mineral notes. Light-bodied, pliant raspberry and orange flavors display very good depth and pick up a bitter cherry skin note with air. This easy-to-drink rose finishes with good breadth and sweet persistence.