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Friday, August 21, 2009

Drink of the Week: 2008 Etude Pinot Gris, Carneros

With the end of summer in sight, we’re on the lookout for white wines that are bright and refreshing enough to cut through the lingering warm weather, but rich and nuanced enough to carry us into fall. Etude’s 2008 Pinot Gris does the trick. Sophisticated and complex with aromas of tangy citrus and a touch of chamomile, this Alsatian-clone Pinot Gris boasts stone minerality and flavors of apricot up front with loads of lime juice on the finish. A perfect food wine, pair this Pinot Gris with roasted halibut or chicken or a charcuterie plate. $24, etudewines.com