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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.
90 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2012
Full, saturated ruby. Cassis, menthol, licorice and minerals on the slightly medicinal nose and palate. Creamy, ripe and pliant but not at all heavy; lovely round, mouthfilling wine with good verve. Finishes with big but smooth tannins and good length. This has the balance to offer early pleasure.
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