Etude

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.034 ratings
8.79 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
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
Julia Eklund

Cassis on the nose and a bit of brett. The texture is so silky, I just can't get enough. I paired it with a creamy pasta dish which added to the mouthfeel. A bit of mushroomy earth quality as well. The alcohol and acid are in a good balance. 2006 vintage but important to note that it's a 375 so it aged a bit faster.

Cassis on the nose and a bit of brett. The texture is so silky, I just can't get enough. I paired it with a creamy pasta dish which added to the mouthfeel. A bit of mushroomy earth quality as well. The alcohol and acid are in a good balance. 2006 vintage but important to note that it's a 375 so it aged a bit faster.

Oct 3rd, 2015
Dave Smigielski

2006

Jun 1st, 2014
Josh Grove

Decent wine but very ordinary. Forgettable.

Decent wine but very ordinary. Forgettable.

Mar 29th, 2013
Dave Smigielski

2006.

Jun 7th, 2015
Mark Flesher

On the one hand, this one has some cinnamon spice, black pepper finish, blackberry start, herbal middle. On the other hand, the acidity and the tannin were allowing this one to show its true potential and the tannins on this wine have definitely softened and integrated. Simply put, this wine is singing tonight. In the perfect place where tannins have softened, fruit is at the height, and acidity is in check. I don't know how much longer this one will be where it is right now, but definitely taking advantage of this one tonight!

On the one hand, this one has some cinnamon spice, black pepper finish, blackberry start, herbal middle. On the other hand, the acidity and the tannin were allowing this one to show its true potential and the tannins on this wine have definitely softened and integrated. Simply put, this wine is singing tonight. In the perfect place where tannins have softened, fruit is at the height, and acidity is in check. I don't know how much longer this one will be where it is right now, but definitely taking advantage of this one tonight!

Jun 30th, 2018
Michael Park

Easy to drink.

Easy to drink.

Oct 29th, 2016
Matt Babin

Been waiting on this one awhile. Just like I remembered.

Been waiting on this one awhile. Just like I remembered.

Sep 4th, 2016
Ben Burda

Um. Dry aged beef

Um. Dry aged beef

Aug 17th, 2014
Jake Smith

Full bodied, dark fruits, oak

Full bodied, dark fruits, oak

Jul 27th, 2014