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Etude Pinot Noir North Canyon Vineyard 2016  - Invino

Etude Pinot Noir North Canyon Vineyard 2016

Pinot Noir  |  US

VN94, WE94, WA93+
SPECIAL: Ground shipping included on orders of 3 bottles or more!

$35 and free shipping on 3+ bottles! Single-vineyard excellence like this rarely comes around -- only a small parcel to sell!

This is another wonderful find that typically goes to restaurants. Etude, of course, is a much-loved pinot noir-focused label (since 1982!) from the brilliant Tony Soter, a man whose winemaking legacy in Napa, Sonoma, and Oregon is renowned. We are thrilled to have a bit of this fantastic double 94-pointer for you...just don’t wait too long!

As a winemaker, Tony always had a fascination with pinot noir, even while he was making world-class Cabernet at the likes of Stags Leap Wine Cellars, Dalla Valle, Araujo, Shafer and many more. The signature of North Canyon Pinot Noir is a noticeably darker red fruit tone, and this vintage is no exception, packed with silky cola, truffle, smoke and raspberry/cherry fruit.

94 Vinous -
The 2016 Pinot Noir North Canyon Vineyard is one of the most finessed wines in the Etude range. Then again, that is the nature of what the best sites in Santa Maria can offer. Bright, finely sculpted and nuanced, the 2016 is all class. Bright red cherry, raspberry, white flowers and mint are all woven together in a Pinot that exudes class
94 Wine Enthusiast -
Potent aromas of boysenberry, black raspberry, wet slate, smoke and truffle show on the layered and dynamic nose of this bottling. It's thicker and textural on the palate, where blackberry flavors play with mint, loam, dark chocolate and sarsaparilla.
93+ Robert Parker's Wine Advocate -
Medium to deep ruby-purple in color, it features notions of chocolate-covered cherries, raspberry tart and wild strawberries with hints of garrigue, forest floor and black tea. Medium-bodied with a solid structure of grainy tannins, it has wonderful freshness and a tons of earthy accents on the finish.

  • BlendPinot Noir
  • CountryUS
  • RegionCalifornia North Coast
  • AppellationSanta Barabara County
  • VineyardNorth Canyon Vineyard
  • Alcohol14.2%