2018 Etude Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir - 750ML
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JS 94 W&S 92 JD 90 VN 90 WE 90
JS 94

jamessuckling.com, September 2020

Vivid strawberry and dried-flower aromas here with hints of sandalwood. Medium to full body with firm, creamy tannins and a tangy finish. Opulent. Tight and focused. Pumice and black and white-pepper notes. A pretty wine...
W&S 92

Wine & Spirits, April 2021

Jon Priest blends this wine from the varied volcanic soils at Etude’s estate vineyard in northwestern Carneros. A contrast of bright spice and dark savor, the wine’s berry-scented fruit buzzes with honeyed energy, a kind...
JD 90

jebdunnuck.com, January 2021

From the same site in Carneros, the 2018 Pinot Noir Grace Benoist Ranch offers a Burgundian nose of black cherry and currant fruits intermixed with notions of wood smoke, forest floor, spice, and spring flowers...
VN 90

Vinous, January 2021

The 2018 Pinot Noir Grace Benoist Ranch captures all the personality of this site in its wild character. Sweet red cherry, dried herbs, game, licorice, iron and soil-driven tones all run through the 2018. Medium in body...
WE 90

Wine Enthusiast, April 2021

A well-made, larger production offering, this wine is richly layered in strawberry, raspberry and black tea, the oak slightly sweet and toasty. Smoky overtones provide a hint of game and earth, leading to a cohesive...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Napa
Sub-appellation Carneros
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.1%
Closure Cork

Introducing the exquisite 2018 Etude Pinot Noir, a wine that encapsulates the true essence of Carneros, Napa Valley in California. This red gem showcases the artistry and passion of the renowned producer, Etude, whose commitment to crafting exceptional wines is evident in every sip. With a vibrant red color that beckons exploration, this Pinot Noir promises a sensory journey like no other.

On the nose, the 2018 Etude Pinot Noir captivates with an alluring bouquet of black cherry and currant fruits, dancing harmoniously with delicate notes of wood smoke, forest floor, spice, and spring flowers. It exudes a Burgundian elegance that sets it apart from the crowd.

As the wine graces the palate, it unveils a beautifully textured and seamless experience. The character of this Pinot Noir shines through, showcasing layers of complexity and sophistication. Medium to full-bodied, it delights with flavors of vivid strawberry, dried flowers, and hints of sandalwood. Firm, creamy tannins add structure, while the tangy finish leaves a lasting impression.

This wine has received accolades from esteemed critics, further solidifying its status as a standout vintage. Jeb Dunnuck awarded it a noteworthy 90 points, praising its elegance and predicting further evolution over the next 7-8 years. Wine & Spirits bestowed a remarkable 92 points, highlighting the wine's bright spice, dark savor, and sumptuous texture. James Suckling, with his discerning palate, awarded an impressive 94 points, noting the opulence, focus, and potential for further development with time. Vinous, renowned for their in-depth analysis, also awarded a respectable 90 points, emphasizing the wild character and potent nature of this wine. Lastly, Wine Enthusiast awarded a solid 90 points, praising its rich layers of strawberry, raspberry, black tea, and resolved finish.

The 2018 Etude Pinot Noir is a testament to the excellence of Carneros and the dedication of Etude. It is a wine that demands attention and admiration, a true masterpiece that will continue to evolve and captivate for years to come. Indulge in this remarkable expression of California's terroir and savor the artistry of Etude.