A wonderful, refreshing white wine from one of Napa's finest names in premium wines. The crisp Etude Pinot Gris always sells out in a flash so grab it while its still available!
The Etude Pinot Gris is made from grapes grown in two great vineyards: the Estate vineyard in Carneros and the fabled Hudson Vineyard in Carneros. Both vineyards are planted with certified Alsatian clones and are farmed to Etude's exacting standards, using ecologically sound viticultural practices. The wine never touches a sliver of oak, nor does any portion undergo secondary fermentation. Etude's mission is to produce a distinctive, highly enjoyable style of Pinot Gris. It is an extrovert among the often bland wines made from this variety.
Etude's Pinot Gris exudes exotic, attention-grabbing fruit aromas including white peach, melon and subtle mineral notes. Unlike more delicate examples of Pinot Gris, Etude's rendition is a good companion for adventurous culinary explorations or just by itself.
The new release of Etude's Estate Pinot Noir! Tony Soter is one of Napa Valley's groundbreaking winemakers known for consistently transforming the finest Carneros and Napa Valley grapes into world-class wines sought out by the most discriminating wine lovers. The Etude 2012 Carneros Pinot Noir will satisfy any "Burgundian" urge and yet be proud of its California roots. A must for all Pinotphiles!
The impressive, dense ruby-colored Etude 2008 Pinot Noir Carneros offers aromas of black cherries, smoke, earth, and toast. This round wine is generously constituted, with enough acidity to provide definition as well as soft tannin. Delicious now, it should evolve nicely for 4-5 years.