2003 Etude Carneros Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., 8,200 cases, $40. Naturally adjusted crop levels. No heat at harvest meant excellent fruit condition at harvest. This wine was part of the first crush at the new Etude Carneros winery. · Appealing aromas of black cherries, cola and oak. In the mouth the wine is pure and stylish with flavors of black cherries, strawberries and a touch of mocha with a lip smacking citrus tang to the finish. Smooth and silky and extremely well balanced. This wine is now perfectly integrated and drinking beautifully. Reviewed February 12, 2009

Winery: Etude Wines
From article: Tasting Etude Pinot Noirs