(From 2005 Vintage)
The focus at Etude begins with the grapes in the vineyard. Small vineyard lots are densely planted and the winery team adheres to sustainable winemaking practices.
“Inviting aromas of black plum, blueberry and licorice leap from the glass of this Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and lead to layers of gingerbread spice and mint. … The palate is full of dark fruit supported by supple tannins that are long and fine,” Jon Priest, winemaker.
"Etude's 2005 defines power and authority, Napa style. It's hard to imagine a Cabernet Sauvignon more explosive in blackberry, cherry and chocolate fruit flavor. Yet the structure is superb, with firm but ultra refined tannins providing an architecture to house all that richness. Beautiful now, and should age gracefully ." - From Wine Enthusiast Magazine
96 Points, Wine Enthusiast
90 Points Wine, Robert Parket
90 Points, Wine Spectator
(From 2001 Vintage) "Enormously complex, deep, dark, rich and polished, with layers of concentrated black cherry, blackberry, currant and anise. Framed by pretty toasty oak, the fruit holds a firm upper hand, turning richly tannic on the finish. Best from 2004 through 2015."-Wine Spectator
Wine AdvocateRating: 88/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 102 on Dec-95