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Etude Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
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Wine Details

Vineyard

Etude

Style

Red

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

(From 2010 Vintage) A wonderful lushness defines the 2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, which displays an impactful spectrum of blue and black fruit aromas typical of each unique sub-appellation. On the palate, warm blackberry, dark blueberry and plum are interwoven with cassis and toasted barrel spices. This Cabernet Sauvignon is satisfyingly evolved in its young years, but showcases a rich texture and velvety, long tannins telling of the wine’s graceful aging potential. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon; Aged in French oak barrels (80% new) for 22 months.

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    Nice nose. Fragrant. Dry but no bite. Good with steak or hearty pasta.

    almost 2 years
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    Very good. Doesnt leave an overly dry taste in mouth.

    over 2 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Advocate
    (From «nv» Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate
  • Wine Spectator
    (From «nv» Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (From 2005 Vintage)
  • 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