Etude

Estate Grown Grace Benoist Ranch Pinot Noir

9.0205 ratings
8.821 pro ratings
Carneros, North Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Jason Rzutkiewicz

Wine Blogger Jason's Wine Blog

9.0

Wow! Everything I love about Carneros in a bottle. Medium bodied, earthy and spiced with a bright core of red fruit and nice acidity. And a solid QPR at $34 to boot.

Wow! Everything I love about Carneros in a bottle. Medium bodied, earthy and spiced with a bright core of red fruit and nice acidity. And a solid QPR at $34 to boot.

3 people found it helpfulFeb 8th, 2015
Mike Mayer

Dark ruby in color with excellent nodes of blueberry and spice on the nose. Very fruit forward with solid tastes of blueberry, blackberry and cinnamon wrapped up in an elegant package. Hints of vanilla also come thru and the wine is very nicely balanced. A nice surprise to find a Pinot this big from Carneros.

Dark ruby in color with excellent nodes of blueberry and spice on the nose. Very fruit forward with solid tastes of blueberry, blackberry and cinnamon wrapped up in an elegant package. Hints of vanilla also come thru and the wine is very nicely balanced. A nice surprise to find a Pinot this big from Carneros.

1 person found it helpfulDec 24th, 2015
PBM
9.2

Nice, smooth, well balanced with real earth in the finish. Not a typical Cali Pinot that tastes like jam.
Really nice and easy to drink. Great price too!

Nice, smooth, well balanced with real earth in the finish. Not a typical Cali Pinot that tastes like jam.
Really nice and easy to drink. Great price too!

1 person found it helpfulMar 27th, 2015
Erik Helms

Sommelier/Wine & Beer Buyer Whole Foods Oakland

9.0

Blend of 4 different soils types within Grace Benoist Ranch. Most of the 2012 is from the stony loam soils of Deer Camp vineyard.

Blend of 4 different soils types within Grace Benoist Ranch. Most of the 2012 is from the stony loam soils of Deer Camp vineyard.

1 person found it helpfulMar 12th, 2015
Ken Trevino

Great Pinot with ribeye at SW Wynn Vegas

Great Pinot with ribeye at SW Wynn Vegas

1 person found it helpfulAug 22nd, 2014
Heidi Harrison

Soft cherries, brown spice, salty foggy funk, v easy drinking, worth having held, drink now @etudewines #carnerospinot

Soft cherries, brown spice, salty foggy funk, v easy drinking, worth having held, drink now @etudewines #carnerospinot

Oct 17th, 2016
R. Addison Wehrfritz

Very bitter and hot on the palate

Very bitter and hot on the palate

Dec 24th, 2015
Steve Doyle

Perfect Pinot at Flemings ......

Perfect Pinot at Flemings ......

Jun 28th, 2015
Julia Eklund

Red currant and dusty rose. Elegant Carneros Pinot

Red currant and dusty rose. Elegant Carneros Pinot

May 20th, 2015
Brittany Hastings

Super bowl wine

Super bowl wine

Feb 2nd, 2015