Etude

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.2404 ratings
9.177 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Charles Rivas

This one took a while to open up and was significantly improved on day 2. Darker aromatics lead to a straightforward palate and a medium finish.

This one took a while to open up and was significantly improved on day 2. Darker aromatics lead to a straightforward palate and a medium finish.

Jul 7th, 2018
Rodney Rosser

2002 is singing

2002 is singing

Jul 7th, 2018
Bryce Wiatrak

Kicking off a fabulous flight of wine with this 2001 Etude. Still a bit oak-dominant, but not in an unpleasant way - it tastes of ginger, Christmas spices, dried mint, and muddled red currants.

Kicking off a fabulous flight of wine with this 2001 Etude. Still a bit oak-dominant, but not in an unpleasant way - it tastes of ginger, Christmas spices, dried mint, and muddled red currants.

May 5th, 2018
Michael Smith

Like I like my women (full, round, smooth, and hot).

Like I like my women (full, round, smooth, and hot).

2 people found it helpfulDec 19th, 2015
Cameron Hobel

Owner/Winemaker Hobel Wine Works

8.3

Overripe, Brett, band aide, duck tape....

Overripe, Brett, band aide, duck tape....

1 person found it helpfulDec 19th, 2015
Alex Crangle

Assistant Winemaker Balo Vineyards

9.8

One of my best experiences with Napa Cab to date. Perfectly aged with an authentic patina. Outstanding!

One of my best experiences with Napa Cab to date. Perfectly aged with an authentic patina. Outstanding!

Feb 2nd, 2017
Michael Meagher MS

Chairman/Founder Boston Sommelier Society, Beverage Director Cafe Escadrille

9.4

I miss working with Jon Priest. Guy can make killer Pinot and slip in a sexy Cab without batting an eye.

I miss working with Jon Priest. Guy can make killer Pinot and slip in a sexy Cab without batting an eye.

Aug 22nd, 2016
Marshall Parrish

Very good 14 yr Napa Cab. Mocca, stewed cherries and chocolate.

Very good 14 yr Napa Cab. Mocca, stewed cherries and chocolate.

Jul 28th, 2016
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.1

Bryan opened this for us at Oakton Wine Shop at our little stop over this afternoon. Dark ruby red with purplish hues. Nose had some restrained dark berries. Definitely tight but started to open up with some more baking spices, like cinnamon. A little dirty too, like dust or dirt undertones. Slight heat on the nose. Moderate plus tannins (7.5/10) definitely needs some time to develop and fill out. Dark cassis and cherries with an undertone of warm spices with a little bite. Seems like the fruit on the palate is tied down. Kinda makes us want to cuddle up and watch a movie very warm and grows on you. Drink from 2017 till 2026.

Bryan opened this for us at Oakton Wine Shop at our little stop over this afternoon. Dark ruby red with purplish hues. Nose had some restrained dark berries. Definitely tight but started to open up with some more baking spices, like cinnamon. A little dirty too, like dust or dirt undertones. Slight heat on the nose. Moderate plus tannins (7.5/10) definitely needs some time to develop and fill out. Dark cassis and cherries with an undertone of warm spices with a little bite. Seems like the fruit on the palate is tied down. Kinda makes us want to cuddle up and watch a movie very warm and grows on you. Drink from 2017 till 2026.

Jul 10th, 2016
Jay Christianson

Winemaker Canyon Wind and Anemoi

9.5

1991 Magnum- super tight and tasty. Showing elegance, structure, and super tastyness.

1991 Magnum- super tight and tasty. Showing elegance, structure, and super tastyness.

May 29th, 2016