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1997 Etude Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

  • 96 WA
  • 95 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon
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SKU: 49932-1997

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 95

    Great structure, deliciously rich and complex, deep and fragrant, with layers of concentrated black cherry, plum, currant and wild berry, picking up pretty spice and floral notes and finishing with a long, lingering finish. Tempting now. 2,000 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    Saturated ruby. Highly aromatic, fruit-driven nose of boysenberry, cassis, minerals, cedar, flowers and shoe polish. Dense, highly concentrated and sharply delineated. Fairly big cabernet for this label but not at all heavy. Dusty tannins spread out over the palate. A bit of cabernet sauvignon from the Eden Rock Vineyard under Dalla Valle really lifts this wine's aromatics.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2000
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    The 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon (1,800 cases), which will be released in October, ranks alongside the finest Tony Soter has produced. Don't miss it! Opaque purple-colored, with a gorgeously seamless personality, this unfined/unfiltered wine exhibits classic aromas of cassis, licorice, chocolate, and toast. Rich and full-bodied, with sweet tannin, a multilayered mid-palate, and a terrific finish, it possesses accessibility and opulence, but its balance and overall concentration suggest it will age for two decades or more.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2000-2020
    Author: Ron C815
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Dark red colored wine with no evidence of aging and thin lightly pigmented legs. A somewhat closed aroma (this wine was much more effusive a few years ago) of warm dark fruits, clay, high-toned baker?s chocolate, and light sage. Smooth and very supple in the mouth with persistent length. Tannins are well integrated with somewhat high, but acceptable acidity. The wine is in its awkward teenage years and should not be touched for another five years. 93+ points (this rating gives higher then usual credit for the possibility of increasing in pleasure with time ? it was much more impressive on release).
    Drink Dates: 2009+
    Author: Daniel B
  • Self | Rating:

    gift, not tasted
    Author: JIm Rooney
  • Self | Rating: 88

    Last of 8 bottles purchased on release. Fruit has dissipated leaving a very dry and grainy palate. Food helps but on its own very disjointed. Based on my previous notes this wine was drinking much better 4 years ago.
    Drink Dates: 1999-2004
    Author: TannicTony
Etude was established in 1982 by wine consultant Tony Soter to produce high quality Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir sourced from top growers. The brand embarked on an estate-focused philosophy in 1999 with the purchase of a former pasture at the base of Sonoma Mountain. The sustainably-produced wines include Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, and five estate-grown Pinot Noirs. Additionally, their appellation-focused Cabernet Sauvignon program offers selections from St. Helena, Oakville and Rutherford, as well as a Napa Valley bottling. Winemaker is Jon Priest.

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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 726 bottles owned
  • 162 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 91
    (Out of 162 collectors)