The underlying philosophy at Etude Wines is that winemaking begins in the vineyard, long before the grapes are harvested. Winemaker, Jon Priest, believes that superior grape growing diminishes the need for intervention by the winemaker and results in a wine that is grown, not made. Etude specializes in two classic red varieties: Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon. Though modeled on the best from Burgundy to Bordeaux, these wines speak clearly of their contemporary California origins, combining rich, ripe fruit with an elegant and opulent mouth feel.
Robert Parker(2013 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/23/2014
Wine Advocate(1992 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 102 on Dec-95
Wine Spectator(1992 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/31/95