1997 Etude Heirloom Carneros Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 16 barrels. · A tad better than the 1996 vintage with less Brettanomyces. Aromas of smoke and Maraschino cherry with flavors of black raspberry, prune and earth. Lively acidity and silky in texture with a clean and persistent finish. Down and dirty. Lovers of old Pinot may find solace here but the wine doesn’t deliver much interest for me. Reviewed February 12, 2009

Winery: Etude Wines
From article: Tasting Etude Pinot Noirs