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Etude

Etude
1250 Cuttings Wharf Road
Napa, California
USA 94558
Phone: 707-257-5300
http://www.etudewines.com
Contact: Tony Soter
Email: EtudeInfo@EtudeWines.com

What began twenty five years ago as a philosophical state of mind is now a state-of-the-art winemaking facility where the ancient art of winemaking is pursued with a singular passion.

Etude Wines is dedicated to mastering the craft of winegrowing. In classical music, an etude is a composition with a technical focus that allows the musician to practice a particular technique. Similarly, Etude wines are the product of deliberate concentration on the instructive variables of the craft. The end game is not edification alone, but rather the wine itself as a source of enjoyment. Chopin piano etudes are notoriously difficult but sublimely beautiful… this is an example of the practicing craft transformed to art.

Founder and self described winegrower Tony Soter puts it this way: “There’s no better vehicle with which to study or practice the craft of winemaking than Pinot Noir. It is the most challenging, unforgiving and quixotic of all wine grapes, and yet the most delicate and transparent.” “Make no mistake it is a humbling pursuit, but when it’s right, Pinot Noir is a glorious and moving thing. It is in the pursuit of that experience that we all work.”

Laboring alongside Soter in this oenological quest for perfection are veteran winemaker Jon Priest and viticulturalist Franci Ashton. Together, this talented trio works to transform the very finest Carneros and Napa Valley grapes into world-class wines sought out by the most discriminating wine lovers. In addition to its widely acclaimed Carneros Pinot Noir and legendary Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Etude has also developed a loyal following for Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Merlot.

Winemaker: Jon Priest

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Etude Pinot Noir 2008
Etude Pinot Noir 2008

Carneros, California, United States

91/100

$69.95

LCBO: 71654  Check Stock
 
Etude Carneros Estate Pinot Noir 2006
93/100

$69.95

LCBO: 71654  Check Stock
 
Etude Pinot Noir 2011
Etude Pinot Noir 2011

Carneros, California, United States

$69.95

LCBO: 71654  Check Stock
 
Etude Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Etude Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Napa Valley, California, United States

$99.95

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