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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.
92 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2012
(from Vine Hill Ranch in Oakville): Good medium ruby. Sexy, ripe aromas of raspberry, cassis, blueberry, licorice and flowers. Dense, fat and ripe, but with a lovely savory quality to the middle palate. Distinctly deeper than the Napa Valley bottling, with an intriguing element of melted licorice. Finishes with sweet, even tannins that coat the teeth.