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2005 Etude Cabernet Sauvignon
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4 Ratings
2005 Etude Cabernet Sauvignon

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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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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 3 years
WINEMAKER'S NOTE
This blend consists of 98% Cabernet & 2% Cabernet Franc from the benchmark sub-appellations of Rutherford, St Helena, Oakville and Calistoga. The wine was aged for 24 months in 80% New French Oak. Th...
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  • Winemaker's notes
    This blend consists of 98% Cabernet & 2% Cabernet Franc from the benchmark sub-appellations of Rutherford, St Helena, Oakville and Calistoga. The wine was aged for 24 months in 80% New French Oak. Th...
  • CellarTracker Community Tasting Notes
    Community Tasting Notes (average 92 pts. and median of 91 pts. in 5 notes)
  • Wine Enthusiast
  • Vintage Chart
    Rating for United States-California: 95 (slightly better than average year)

    Drinkability: too young, let it sit