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2020 Etude North Canyon Vineyard Pinot Noir

2020 Etude North Canyon Vineyard Pinot Noir


2020 Etude North Canyon Vineyard Pinot Noir

Price $50.00
Case (12)
Price $600.00

Tasting Notes

The signature of North Canyon Pinot Noir is a noticeably primary red fruit tone and this vintage is no exception, given its beautifully saturated ruby red color. Notes of bright red cherry, young plum, red currant and raspberry all pop in the glass and combine with exotic nuances of rooibos tea leaf and sweet oak baking spice notes of vanilla and clove. Soft, plush tannins lead to a supple mouth filling texture and bright acidity, contributing a signature buoyancy of character. This wine has balance, depth and complexity, remaining on the palate long into its finish, and hinting at the ageability of this Pinot Noir.

Technical Information

Varietal Pinot Noir
Vintage 2020
Appellation Santa Maria Valley
Alcohol % 13.5%

Scores & Accolades

  • 94
    “Jon Priest makes this wine from an estate vineyard, a slightly more protected and warmer site than Bien Nacido Vineyard, just to the south. Like many Etude wines, this feels plush in the mouth, with spiced cherry scents and a hint of citrus and seaweed. The blue fruit flavors are broad, velvety and warm with polished acidity and an iron-mineral feel to the tannins.” - Patrick J Comiskey


For more than a decade Jon has fashioned Etude wines with a simple creed. Inspired winegrowing diminishes the need for a winemaker to intervene in the cellar. Whether sourcing from the estate Grace Benoist Ranch in Sonoma's Los Carneros, or vineyards like Fiddlestix and North Canyon in famed growing regions of California's Central Coast, his focus is on coaxing the very best from the vineyard. It shows in every glass of Etude.

Winemaker Jon Priest