See prior notes - consistent with that bottle for flavor profile, nose and color. Drank this over two hours, this one really opened up. Even for those that don't like the riper CA Pinot style, this is a restrained and elegant Pinot by CA standards. Its aged nicely, right in its zone in my opinion.
Another good bottle, served last night with grilled Kurobuta pork chops from Jimmy P's in Naples. This was the first time I ever had this special kind of pork and we loved it -- actually found it more flavorful that a Wagyu #5 New York strip that we grilled the night before. Back to the Etude: I didn't notice any of the barnyardy smell that I detected in earlier bottles. Very smooth and rich, good length.
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