Vintage 2014
Wine Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Winemaker Jon Priest
Etude has handcrafted its celebrated Pinot Noir from the Carneros region for over 30 years and is now continuing its steadfast study of the varietal in the famed Santa Barbara County appellation. Influenced by the minimal-intervention philosophy of its parent winery, Lyric by Etude is an authentic expression of Santa Barbara Pinot Noir by Winemaker Rob Fischer. Crafted to provide a pure sense of place, Lyric is reflective of the region’s nuances with its signature silky texture and bright red fruit flavor profiles. Varietally correct, 100% Pinot Noir.

Winemaker's Tasting Note

Pure ruby in color, the 2014 Lyric by Etude captures the essence of Santa Barbara Pinot Noir in its opulence of true red fruit. Rich in ripe cherry, red raspberry and fresh strawberry, this youthful Pinot Noir drinks complex with hints of cinnamon, cardamom, sandalwood and cola. Offering an elegant structure, silky tannins and bright acidity, this Pinot Noir is captivating in its youth and makes a wonderful counterpart to a variety of dishes.

About the Vintage

Following a relatively dry winter, the 2014 growing season in Santa Barbara began even and warm, which brought early bud break and created ideal conditions for fruit set. The warm weather continued well into the summer months with no major heat spikes, and the consistent, moderate temperatures stayed favorable throughout the fall. The overall dry season made for a short and condensed harvest, but the resulting high yields of Pinot Noir fruit showed exceptional color, depth and concentration.
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