2004 Etude Heirloom Carneros Pinot Noir

14.6% alc., 40 barrels, $70. · Regal nose of black raspberry, new oak and spice. A juicy and earth-kissed cherry and berry core fans out nicely on the palate with oak char and anise in the background. A perfectly balanced wine with vibrant acidity and ripe tannins. This wine is enthralling and seems to reach every nook and cranny in the mouth. A magnificent Pinot with very powerful charisma. Reviewed February 12, 2009

Winery: Etude Wines
From article: Tasting Etude Pinot Noirs