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Etude Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2009

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2009 Etude Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 750ml

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Etude Wines:
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

Member Reviews for Etude Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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Snooth User: bhtapp
99317719
4.50 5
Vintage: 2007 12/12/2011

Great wine. Had with Thanksgiving dinner this year.


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,202
4.50 5
Vintage: 2005 01/18/2010

Another one of my favorites when visiting the winery. This exemplifies the Rutherford dust experienced in numerous Napa Valley wines mixed in with the red and dark berries on the nose. A combination of dark and red fruits on the palate, full in body, amazing complexity, concentrated dark flavors and textural. The Rutherford dust lingers on the finish providing great character, a multi dimensional wine with a long enjoyable finish.


Snooth User: Mike Pobega
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 03/11/2009

Nice and fragrant nose. The mouth feel is lush and super structured. Some black and red fruits of cassis, blackberries, and pomegranate. A wonderful Cella’s chocolate wrapped cherry note. Some anise and tar. A good long finish. 91/100


Snooth User: moviegal226
114149139
4.50 5
Vintage: 2005 05/21/2009

Wow! This wine is incredibly delicious! This is one powerhouse Napa Cabernet. Loaded with a chocolatey cherry flavor and lots of big, juicy fruit. This wine is like drinking a dessert in a glass.

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  • Snooth User: ritzzz00
    57802819
    3.50 5
    Vintage: 2005 10/12/2010

    Good wine but will get a lot better with time. I'm going to give my next bottle 3 more years.


    Snooth User: jameshgrohjr
    18552344
    4.00 5
    Vintage: 2005 05/24/2009

    Four glasses


    Snooth User: ritzzz00
    57802819
    5.00 5
    Vintage: 2004 10/12/2010

    Great wine, one of the better cabs I've had.


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    External Reviews for Etude Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

    External Review
    Vintage: 2007 03/13/2013

    Etude Wines is dedicated to mastering the craft of winegrowing. 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.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2007 09/23/2011

    "The 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa (2


    External Review
    Vintage: 2007 11/27/2012

    This Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is dense and round, opening with generous aromas of dark berry and cherry leading to layers of black licorice and graphite notes on the nose-- true umami in complexity.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2005 09/23/2011

    "Inviting aromas of black plum


    External Review
    Vintage: 2005 11/21/2010

    Founded 25 years ago by master winemaker Tony Soter of Spottswood fame, Etude is dedicated to mastering the craft of winegrowing. Working with 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. This 2005 Cabernet is handcrafted from several unique vineyards representing the major benchland sub-appellations of Napa Valley—Rutherford, St. Helena, Oakville and Calistoga. The blend for the 2005 bottling consists of 98% Cabernet Sauvignon (98%) and just 2% Cabernet Franc. The wine spent a minimum of 24 months in French oak barrels, 80% new. Wine Enthusiast Magzine scored this wine 95 points saying "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." Limited


    External Review
    Vintage: 2005 06/17/2010

    Very tightly wound, with a bundled mix of spicy dried currant, sage, mineral and deep, rich berry flavors that slowly unfold, offering more depth, richness and persistence on the finish. Best from 2011 through 2017. 4,000 cases made. -JL Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2005 Etude Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml


    External Review
    Vintage: 2004 08/01/2008

    Etude Cabernet Sauvignon St Helena 2004 Napa 750ml, Morrell \& Company is proud to offer our Premier Selection of Etude Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 St Helena for the discriminating connoisseur. We also offer: Wine Clubs, Gift Packs, Champagne, Business Gifts, Wines, Glassware and more. Morrell offers a vast selection of wines from nearly every winegrowing region around the world, including Top Wine Picks, fantastic selection, great gift ideas, Spirits, and hard to find wines.


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