Type

Varietal

Country

Region

Subregion

Vintage

Scores

Pairing

Red Wine

Pinot Noir

United States

California

Napa

2011

WE 89

Etude Estate Grace Benoist Ranch Pinot Noir Napa 2011

$

15.99

90
/100
SW

Tasting Notes

A true ruby color is the first telltale of this intriguing Pinot Noir. Driven by aromas of black cherry and red berries, the fruit core of the 2011 Carneros Pinot Noir is later enhanced by exceptional cedar and cardamom spices. On the palate, the wine is plush and elegant, with saturated dark fruit flavors and welcomed oak and forest floor notes. This cooler vintage offers ideal natural acidity, refined tannins and a generous, yet balanced, finish. Ready-to-go at an unbeatable price. Do not age; drink now. Perfect for parties, picnics, cheese & charcuterie plates. Such a deal!

About

Established in 1982, Etude was founded on the philosophy that winemaking begins in the vineyard, long before harvest, and that superior grape growing allows our winemakers to craft wines of exceptional varietal expression and finesse. This ethos remains unwavering as the winery continues to build upon its established legacy of exemplary Pinot Noir.