Etude Carneros Estate Pinot Noir 2006 Wine Review
Etude Carneros Estate Pinot Noir 2006
Carneros, United States
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Natalie's Score: 93/100
One of my favorite Pinot Noirs from California and one that I order frequently when I'm dining for pleasure rather than work. Succulently ripe cherries and black raspberries with some dark spices and a gorgeous smoky finish.
Pinot Noir food pairings: salmon, roast chicken or turkey.
This Etude Carneros Estate Pinot Noir 2006 was reviewed on October 24, 2009 by Natalie MacLean
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|We began picking Pinot Noir on September 5th, in the midst of mild late-summer weather. The mild weather pattern continued throughout the three week harvest, allowing for moderately paced and deliberate ripening. The resulting wines have wonderful perfume and very good density. The Estate Pinot Noir is aged for 12-14 months in the finest French oak barrels. The wines are subject to a rigorous selection process whereby only the best casks are chosen for the Etude label.|
Our goal is to produce a distinctly styled Pinot Noir of the highest quality, a wine that can satisfy any “Burgundian” urge and yet be proud of its California roots. The 2006 Estate bottling offers inviting cool climate aromatics of raspberry, pomegranate and sandalwood with a touch of turned earth. Classically structured, the palate bursts with flavors of sweet frambois strawberries, red cherries and mocha. The lush fruit combined with the baking spice notes from aging in French oak creates a defined Pinot Noir with elegance and length.
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