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Etude Oakville District Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

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"Well-focused on a tight beam of loamy earth, black cherry, blackberry, berry jam, mineral, cedar, anise and sage. Full-bodied, firming on the finish, where the tannins provide structure. Loses a bit of velocity at the end...90" WS 11/10 "The most prodigious of these offerings is the 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville. Classic notes of licorice, cedarwood, creme de cassis, smoked herbs, and background oak jump from the glass of this dense, full-bodied, opaque purple-colored Cabernet. Give it 4-5 years of cellaring and drink it over the following three decades...94" WA 12/09

Region: USA » California » Napa

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  • 2006

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Winery: Etude Wines
Color: Red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
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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

"Well-focused on a tight beam of loamy earth, black cherry, blackberry, berry jam, mineral, cedar, anise and sage. Full-bodied, firming on the finish, where the tannins provide structure. Loses a bit of velocity at the end...90" WS 11/10 "The most prodigious of these offerings is the 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville. Classic notes of licorice, cedarwood, creme de cassis, smoked herbs, and background oak jump from the glass of this dense, full-bodied, opaque purple-colored Cabernet. Give it 4-5 years of cellaring and drink it over the following three decades...94" WA 12/09

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