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2020 Etude Pinot Noir "Grace Benoist Ranch"

Etude 2020 Grace Benoist Ranch Pinot Noir

Winery: Etude

Vintage: 2020

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: $47

Cases produced: 12,770

KWG Score: 90.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: December 17, 2023

Wine Review: This deep ruby colored Pinot Noir from Etude opens with a black cherry and loam bouquet with hints of cigar box and candied violets. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with integrated medium plus acidity. The mouthfeel is nicely balanced, round, and slightly viscous. The flavor profile is loam and black tea blend with notes black cherry and red licorice. We also detected hints of Hint of teaberry and red raspberry. The finish is dry and its flavors and mild tannins drift away nicely. The Tasting Panel would pair this old school and rustic Pinot with a beef bourguignon or with Emeril's rustic pork. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: This garnet-colored gem of a Pinot Noir is youthful and vibrant. Boisterous red berry fruit aromas are mimicked on the palate with flavors of red raspberry, Bing cherry, pomegranate, pink peppercorn, and a hint of floral potpourri, supported by earthier notes of clay and leather. The mouthfeel is bright and lively with linear tannins. The wine finishes long and supple with hints of caramel and spiced clove, a signature characteristic of Grace Benoist Ranch Pinot Noir. Ethereal and soft with a fresh core of acidity, it pairs beautifully with a variety of cuisines and culinary dishes.

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