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2009 Etude Wines Chardonnay Carneros
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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.

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2009 Etude Wines Chardonnay Carneros

Producer: Etude Wines
Style: White Wine
Grape Type: Chardonnay
Origin: California
Region: Other California
Appellation: Carneros

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89 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2012

(no new oak; from vineyards on volcanic soils that are cooled by breezes through the Petaluma Gap):  Pale yellow.  Aromas of white peach, apple, lemon oil, minerals and flowers.  Quite minerally and dry, with brisk acidity contributing firmness.  A very pure, no-makeup style of chardonnay.

89 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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About Carneros

Carneros straddles the borders of the Napa and Sonoma Valleys on the north coast of San Pablo Bay. This appellation has thin soils and receives little rainfall. As the sun heats up the vineyards and mountainsides of Napa Valley to the north, the rising hot air draws cool air and fog over Carneros from the ba
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Chardonnay

The best Chardonnays in the world continue to arrive from the region where the grape first emerged: the chalk, clay, and limestone vineyards of Burgundy and Chablis. While the origins of the grape were disputed for many years, with some speculating that the grape came all the way from the Middle East, DNA researchers at the University of California-Davis proved in 1999 that Chardonnay actually developed...
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