James Suckling, 94 points
"A really refined chardonnay with sliced apple, lemon curd and pie crust. Medium body with firm phenolics that are nicely integrated and finely tuned. Fresh and elegant. No new oak and no malo. Drink now."
Jeb Dunnuck, 90 points
“Starting with the 2018 Chardonnay Grace Benoist Ranch, which comes from the Los Carneros region, it reveals a medium gold hue as well as classy notes of orchard fruits, white flowers, toasted bread, and honeysuckle. With a pure, elegant texture, medium-bodied richness, and a salty finish that keeps you coming back to the glass, enjoy this outstanding Chardonnay over the coming 3-4 years. I wouldn't be surprised to see it keep longer, either.”
It’s back, as long as it lasts, anyway! Fresh, clean, pure and jaw-droppingly well-priced today (considering its 94-point score), it’s time to load up (or restock if you got some last time) for all-summer sippin’! Just read the review!
MMMMM. Cold, clean, pure-as-the-driven-snow chardonnay from the estate in Carneros. Founded in 1982, by the legendary Tony Soter (he has also consulted for the likes of Dalla Valle, Spottswoode, Shafer, Araujo, Viader and so many more rockstars), Etude is a classic for solid, delicious, often thrilling wines.
Everyone, of course, needs a few cases of chardonnay around the house at any given time. You know, for drinking. And for just about everything else that goes on at your house -- you need chardonnay. Etude’s terrific Benoist Ranch bottling in Carneros (priced like we have it) is PERFECT. Made in a non-heavy/fresh and zippy style (as opposed to really rich and oaky), this way-too-easy-to-guzzle wine is all about fresh stone fruits, pure citrus and pears, with lip-smacking acidity and laser focused, clean flavors.
Did we mention free shipping on 4!? While it lasts!