Etude Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 750ml 2004
Sku: 30872
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Country: United States
Region: California
Sub-Region: Napa County
Appellation: Napa Valley
Grape Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Type: Still wine
Reg. $100.00
Buy Etude Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Wine Advocate 92 points - The 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa is the most forward and developed of these wines and is a blend of 99% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest tiny dollops of Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Lots of licorice, unsmoked cigar tobacco, espresso roast and sweet red and black currants along with a hint of Christmas fruitcake jump from the glass of this dense, opaque, purple-colored wine. It is full-bodied, lush, opulent and showy, with wonderfully sweet tannin and a voluptuous texture and mouthfeel. This beauty is approaching full maturity, where it should remain at least another decade. (Apr 2014)

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What began twenty five years ago as a philosophical state of mind is now a state-of-the-art winemaking facility where the ancient art of winemaking is pursued with a singular passion. 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.” Working together in this oenological quest for perfection are current winemaker Jon Priest and viticulturalist Franci Ashton. They 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.