Etude’s Heirloom Chardonnay, produced from several heirloom selections of the variety, is dedicated to the celebration and preservation of plant diversity. It exemplifies the singular, superior wines – unusually expressive, concentrated and pure – that issue from original varieties or vine selections chosen for the inherent wine quality they produce.
“Lots of vanilla-cream, pie-crust, cooked-apple and pear aromas and flavors follow through to a full body with layers of fruit and a nice combination of acidity and fruit at the end. Candied green apple in the aftertaste. Drink or hold.” - James Suckling, December 6 2021
For more than a decade Jon has fashioned Etude wines with a simple creed. Inspired winegrowing diminishes the need for a winemaker to intervene in the cellar. Whether sourcing from the estate Grace Benoist Ranch in Sonoma's Los Carneros, or vineyards like Fiddlestix and North Canyon in famed growing regions of California's Central Coast, his focus is on coaxing the very best from the vineyard. It shows in every glass of Etude.