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2019 Etude Grace Benoist Ranch Pinot Noir

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February 25, 2024 - $27



94James Suckling

Dried strawberries with spices, such as cloves and peppercorns, as well as some dried flowers. Medium to full body with a pretty core of ripe pinot, fine and linear tannins and a long, fresh finish.

91Wine Spectator

Fine-textured and minerally, offering dried berry and cherry flavors that show a light toastiness, with loam and sanguine accents on the long, richly spiced finish.

91Vinous / IWC

...brawny, deep and full of explosive energy. Expressive floral and savory overtones play off a core of succulent dark fruit. Blueberry, sage, lavender and licorice are all kicked up in this complex, extroverted Carneros Pinot.

90The Wine Advocate cherries and red raspberries, plus a hint of cola. Medium to full-bodied, it's plump and pleasantly silky...


United States, California, Napa Valley, Carneros

Carneros AVA, also known as Los Carneros, is at the southern end of the Napa and Sonoma Valleys at the top of the San Francisco Bay. The 8,000 vineyard acres are mostly planted to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, both of which thrive in the district’s cool, marine climate. Carneros became an AVA in 1983 and it has attracted foreign wine companies along with local producers. It has been especially appealing to European producers of sparkling wines including the giant Spanish cava producers Codorniu and Frexinet, and the French Champagne house Taittinger. Codorniu in Carneros is called Artesa, and Frexinet’s Carneros brand is Gloria Ferrer. Taittinger calls its Carneros winery Domaine Carneros. The European producers also make still wines in Carneros.


Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.