Wine Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Region Sonoma Coast
Winemaker Jon Priest

 

Etude 2015 Yamhill-Carlton Pinot Noir

In the northwest corner of Willamette Valley, low ridges create an AVA centered around the hamlets of Carlton and Yamhill in a distinct horseshoe shape. Home to some of the Oregon’s most regarded Pinot Noir vineyards, the Yamhill-Carlton District is known for its course-grained marine sedimentary soils that are among the oldest in Willamette Valley.

Our 2015 Yamhill-Carlton Pinot Noir exhibits the distinct qualities that make Willamette Valley Pinot Noir especially unique: beautiful savory earth qualities in tandem with vibrant red fruit notes. The wine opens up with an elegant bouquet of plum, iris, violets and earl gray tea, and pine. Cranberry and pomegranate fruit burst forth on the palate and persists through the fi nish. The structured yet elegant quality of the tannins suggest several years of aging.

Etude 2015 Ellenbach Pinot Noir

Our 2015 Ellenbach Pinot Noir stands out for its depth, structure and concentration of fruit. The nose intrigues with lush red cherry, reminiscent of kirsh and cherries jubilee. High notes of lilac and violets add complexity of the bouquet. On the palate, the rich fruit, bright acidity and sensuous tannins suggest that the wine will open up beautifully over the next several years.

Etude 2015 Fiddlestix Pinot Noir

Fiddlestix Vineyard Pinot Noir always shows a sense of elegance, with silky, glossy tannins—and this vintage continues that tradition. Plush and round, full without being overly heavy, savory notes are shared with aromas and flavors of pomegranate, raspberry and plum with a touch of oak spice and toasted graham cracker. The finish lingers, long and satisfying. While restraint and finesse are sometimes used with this wine, in this vintage it’s more of a statement wine, and the statement is clear: This is a fine example of what defines the Santa Rita Hills.
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