2016 Etude Pinot Noir Estate Grace Benoist Ranch

Year: 2016
Appellation: Carneros
Country: USA - California
Wine Advocate: 90
Wine Enthusiast: 88
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.2%
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"Sourced from the estate vineyard Grace Benoist Ranch and aged in 25% new French oak for 12 months, the 2016 Pinot Noir Estate is medium ruby-purple colored with a very spicy nose of cinnamon stick, cloves and allspice over core of black cherries and black raspberries with wafts of potpourri and pepper. The palate is medium-bodied with a lovely plush texture and bags of black fruits, finishing long and spicy. 19,000 cases produced." (WA)

"This estate wine offers a tight-grained tension of tannin and oak that underlines a robust ripeness and sense of power. Bright red fruit is in there and youthfully evolving to have its own day in the sun." (WE)

Winery Notes:
A vibrant red ruby color, this 2016 Carneros Pinot Noir shows lifted red berry fruit flavors and aromas of fresh strawberry, Bing cherry, and raspberry, along with the signature cinnamon graham cracker spice found in our Grace Benoist Ranch Pinots Noirs. Appealing and bright, concentrated red fruit comes through on the palate, alongside delicate mineral earth and spice notes, followed by a lush mouthfeel and silky tannins. Youthful and fresh but with the potential to age for up to 10 years.