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.
Amazing, buy! 96 Points Wine Enthusiast: "Etude's 2007 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."
Wine AdvocateRating: 94/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate
Wine SpectatorRating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator(2002 Vintage)
International Wine Cellar(2002 Vintage) Rating: 91(+?) - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 120, May/June 2005. (includes about 20% co-fermented cabernet franc) Good full medium ruby. High-pitched aromas of blackcurrant, blackberry, tar, menthol and licorice. Higher-toned and higher-pitched than the estate cabernet, with flavors of blueberry, violet and minerals framed by juicy acidity. Here the firm tannins are a bit less integrated, at least in the early going.
Robert Parker(2011 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/21/2014