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Etude Deer Camp Pinot Noir 2007

Pinot Noir from Carneros, California
  • WE 95
  • RP 92
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Winemaker Notes

The Deer Camp Pinot Noir is named for an old deer camp structure that stands at the base of the vineyard. The parcel is so unique that we consider it to be a "vineyard within a vineyard." The Deer Camp vineyard is the western facing slope of two vineyards we collectively refer to as the "Pinot Bowl." It overlooks Rodgers Creek Fault, just a stone's throw away. The soil series on the western slope is Kidd Stony Loam, a... View More

Critical Acclaim

WE 95
Wine Enthusiast

This has been one of Etude's best bottlings, and 2007 was a great year. If you enjoy sheer, decadent deliciousness in your Pinot Noirs, this is one for you. The palate first is struck by the rich waves of cherry pie filling, raspberry essence and sweet, vanilla-tinged, smoky oak. Then it discovers the soft silkiness, and finally the firm, fine tannins kick in, providing structure. Just beguiling, and should develop in the bottle over the next 5–6 years.

RP 92
The Wine Advocate

The richest effort is the 2007 Pinot Noir Deer Camp. Lots of minerality buttresses the wine’s full-bodied, black cherry, cranberry, and strawberry flavors. It possesses excellent texture, power, depth, and richness as well as moderate tannin. One to two years of cellaring is warranted, and it should evolve for at least a decade.

Etude, , California
The underlying philosophy at Etude Wines is that winemaking begins in the vineyard, long before the grapes are harvested. Winemaker, Jon Priest, believes that superior grape growing diminishes the need for intervention by the winemaker, resulting in authentic varietal expression.