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2018 Etude Pinot Noir "Grace Benoist Ranch"

Etude 2018 Grace Benoist Ranch Pinot Noir

Winery: Etude

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Grace Benoist Ranch"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Carneros

State or country: CA

Price: $48

Cases produced: 24,881

KWG Score: 92.1 (based on 7 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: August 9, 2021

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Pinot Noir opens with a blackberry, black raspberry and black tea bouquet with a hint of teaberry gum. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with plus acidity. It is also bright, juicy and fruit forward. The flavor profile is a black raspberry and clove blend with notes of black plum and licorice. I also detected hints of oolong tea and loamy earth mixed in. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins, acidity and flavors are nicely extended. This Pinot would pair well with beef bourguignon. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: A vibrant ruby red, garnet color, with aromas of lifted red berries, black cherry and fresh strawberry, alongside earth and spice notes of cedar, pink peppercorn and crushed tea leaf, finishing with brown baking spice notes of nutmeg, cinnamon and clove, characteristics often found in Grace Benoist Ranch Pinot Noirs. Rich, round and silky with bright acidity and long, fine-grained tannins that suggest the opportunity to age a bit, for further development of the complex layers of flavor.

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