2018 Etude Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir - 750ML
2018 Etude Pinot Noir
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  • JS 94
  • W&S 92
  • JD 90
  • VN 90
  • WE 90

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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...   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 already, but give it a year or two to open and soften. Drink after 2021.  
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...   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 of sweet earthiness that feels cool and clean. Braised quail would match its sumptuous texture. —J.G.  
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...   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. Beautifully textured, elegant, and seamless on the palate, it has loads of character, and while already drinking nicely, it’s going to evolve for 7-8 years or more.  
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...   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, yet quite potent, the 2018 has plenty to offer. -- Antonio Galloni  
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...   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, resolved finish. VIRGINIE BOONE  
Category Description
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