Etude Wines

7072575300 1250 Cuttings Wharf Road
Napa, CA 94559
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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. 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 Read more »

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  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Pinot Blanc

    History of the grape: Pinot Blanc was first grown in Burgundy and Champagne, France, and can be traced by some source...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

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  • Etude Pinot Noir Carneros 2005

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    Wine review by meganeh


  • Etude Pinot Noir Carneros 2009

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    Wine review by gkrilov87


  • Etude Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 1997

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    Wine review by minocencio


  • Okay, we usually don't make brisket for Rosh Hashanah, but this year the wife saw a recipe that she liked with plums and port.  So what to go with it?  Earlier, we had planned a pre-Inquisition Spanish-Jewish meal, and I was all hyped up for Spanish wine, but now I'm kind of dubious about tempranillo with this. So, Rhones?  Something higher in a... Read More

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  • Etude Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2002

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    Good mix of blackberry, cherry cola, and cassis with hints of leather, tea leaf and toast. Well balanced with plenty of acid and still firm but smooth tannins. Fairly long, peppery finish. Read More

    Wine review by cgplayer9


  • Etude Pinot Noir Carneros Rosé 2008

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    Wine review by paulbradley1


  • Etude Pinot Noir Carneros Heirloom 2008

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    look = 6/10,smell = 13/20,taste = 12/20;total = 31/50 Read More

    Wine review by mistersplice


  • Etude Pinot Noir Carneros 2004

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    Con un color bellamente sofisticado, rojo rubi, brillante e intensamente perfumado... Frutal, amaderado, suave, delicado, redondo y elegante. Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108


  • Etude Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2007

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    Great wine. Had with Thanksgiving dinner this year. Read More

    Wine review by bhtapp


  • Etude Pinot Noir Carneros 2008

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    Wine review by Leffertz


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