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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 2013
Bright deep ruby. Brooding aromas of cassis, black cherry, spicecake, mocha and graphite. Broad, suave and smooth, with juicy acidity giving definition to the cassis and dark chocolate flavors. Not a plush style but the deepest of this set of 2009 cabernets and the most refined. Finishes with suave but firm tannins and excellent length.