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65 Ratings
Etude Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Wine Details

Vineyard

Etude

Style

Red

Wine Description

(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

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    96 Points Wine Enthusiast: "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 ultrarefined tannins providing an architecture to house all that richness. Beautiful now, and should age gracefully for a decade." Etude winemaker Jon Priest sources Cabernet grapes from several unique vineyards representing the principal sub-appellations of Napa Valley. These vineyards located in Oakville, Rutherford, St. Helena and Calistoga make essential contributions to the complexity of the Etude 2005 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.

    over 6 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator
  • Wine Spectator
    (2002 Vintage)
  • Robert Parker
    (2011 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/21/2014
  • Robert Parker
    (2011 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/21/2014