2005 Etude Heirloom Carneros Pinot Noir

14.6% alc., 1091 cases, $90. · Subdued nose of deep, dark plummy fruits and clove. The aromas just don’t seem like they have arrived yet. Juicy dark red stone fruits dominate the entry and mid palate, finishing with toothsome tannins. A little ponderous and unexciting now but the wine should become more expressive with time in the cellar. Reviewed February 12, 2009

Winery: Etude Wines
From article: Tasting Etude Pinot Noirs