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Etude Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 1997

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Inviting aromas of blueberry, boysenberry and gingerbread begin the nose of this ripe, concentrated Cabernet Sauvignon and mingle harmoniously with notes of cocoa powder and olive. The palate has wonderful fruit saturation, opulent texture and balance. Dark berry flavors and hints of the signature Rutherford dust linger on the finish. While wines of this style can be aged for many years, it would be a shame not to enjoy this wonderfully ripe, young wine in the near term before putting some away for the long haul.

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Etude Wines is dedicated to mastering the craft of winegrowing. In classical music, an etude is a composition with a technical focus that allows the musician to practice a particular technique. Similarly, Etude wines are the product of deliberate concentration on the instructive variables of the craft. The end game is not edification alone, but rather the wine itself as a source of enjoyment... Read more
Etude Wines is dedicated to mastering the craft of winegrowing. In classical music, an etude is a composition with a technical focus that allows the musician to practice a particular technique. Similarly, Etude wines are the product of deliberate concentration on the instructive variables of the craft. The end game is not edification alone, but rather the wine itself as a source of enjoyment. Chopin piano etudes are notoriously difficult but sublimely beautiful… this is an example of the practicing craft transformed to art. Founder and self described winegrower Tony Soter puts it this way: “There’s no better vehicle with which to study or practice the craft of winemaking than Pinot Noir. It is the most challenging, unforgiving and quixotic of all wine grapes, and yet the most delicate and transparent.” “Make no mistake it is a humbling pursuit, but when it’s right, Pinot Noir is a glorious and moving thing. It is in the pursuit of that experience that we all work.” Laboring alongside Soter in this oenological quest for perfection are veteran winemaker Jon Priest and viticulturalist Franci Ashton. Together, this talented trio works to transform the very finest Carneros and Napa Valley grapes into world-class wines sought out by the most discriminating wine lovers. In addition to its widely acclaimed Carneros Pinot Noir and legendary Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Etude has also developed a loyal following for Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Merlot. Read less

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Snooth User: HMMeyer
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5.00 5
02/05/2008

This is one of the few that started this entire love affair. Think deep dark rich scents, with the start of very ripe black berries and a long intricate finish.


Snooth User: minocencio
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3.50 5
10/29/2013

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Etude Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/11/2011

Great structure, deliciously rich and complex, deep and fragrant, with layers of concentrated black cherry, plum, currant and wild berry, picking up pretty spice and floral notes and finishing with a long, lingering finish. Tempting now... Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1997 Etude Cabernet Sauvignon 1500ml



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Inviting aromas of blueberry, boysenberry and gingerbread begin the nose of this ripe, concentrated Cabernet Sauvignon and mingle harmoniously with notes of cocoa powder and olive. The palate has wonderful fruit saturation, opulent texture and balance. Dark berry flavors and hints of the signature Rutherford dust linger on the finish. While wines of this style can be aged for many years, it would be a shame not to enjoy this wonderfully ripe, young wine in the near term before putting some away for the long haul.

Dietary Information: Organic


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