2003 Etude Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
50 Ratings
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50 Ratings
2003 Etude Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Wine Description

(From 2007 Vintage) Very rich and smooth. Aroma and taste of sweet blueberry and vanilla.And easy drinking, low tannins, cinnamon and brown sugar, black cherry, long finish.

Winemaker's Notes

Wine Spectator:  86 points

Bright ruby-red. Aromas of currant, blackberry, tobacco and mocha turned spicier with aeration. Sweet and sappy on the palate, with noteworthy energy to its flavors of red berries, spices, minerals, t...

The Etude Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is handcrafted from several unique vineyards representing the major benchland sub-appellations of Napa Valley — Rutherford, St. Helena, Oakville and Calistoga. By deliberately sourcing fruit from this range of exemplary sources, the assembled wine attains the important range of expression and nuance that gives this wine its depth of character.The blend for the 2003 bottling consists of Cabernet Sauvignon (97%) and Cabernet Franc (3%). The wine will spend...

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Wine Spectator:  86 points

Bright ruby-red. Aromas of currant, blackberry, tobacco and mocha turned spicier with aeration. Sweet and sappy on the palate, with noteworthy energy to its flavors of red berries, spices, minerals, t...

The Etude Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is handcrafted from several unique vineyards representing the major benchland sub-appellations of Napa Valley — Rutherford, St. Helena, Oakville and Calistoga. By deliberately sourcing fruit from this range of exemplary sources, the assembled wine attains the important range of expression and nuance that gives this wine its depth of character.The blend for the 2003 bottling consists of Cabernet Sauvignon (97%) and Cabernet Franc (3%). The wine will spend...

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Advocate
    (From «nv» Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2004 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 168 on Dec-06
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2004 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 168
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 2004 Vintage) Black cherries, a bit of raspberry and creamy oak come together nicely in the concentrated aromas and dense, fairly direct flavors of this rich, and ripe-leaning wine. Fat and fleshy on entry, with a good bit of tannin firming things up at the end, the wine is a bit monochromatic at this point in time and clearly commends time in the cellar. Beneath its ripeness and sweet oak, however, there are signs of complexity to come, and while three or four years of patience will be of real help here, a ha...
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1992 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 102 on Dec-95