(From 2006 Vintage) Dark ruby, french merlot style, dense, round, dry figs and plums taste Medium retro taste.
Wine Spectator: 86 points
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...
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...
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 Spectator(From 2004 Vintage) Rating: Barrel Tasting - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 07/31/05
Robert Parker(From 2004 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 168
Wine Advocate(From 2004 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 168 on Dec-06
Wine Advocate(From 1995 Vintage) Rating: (92-95) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 114 on Dec-97