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2000 Etude Merlot Napa Valley

  • 89 IWC
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SKU: 49933-2000-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89

    ($48; with 20% cabernet franc and 5% petit verdot) Bright ruby-red. Aromas of raspberry, violet, tobacco leaf, espresso and lead pencil. Sweet but firm, with good stuffing and balance for the vintage. Not hugely fleshy but nicely structured. Firmly tannic but the tannins are fine. A bit less brawny than the '99 bottling.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2003
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  • 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

    • 9 bottles owned
    • 4 collectors