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2005 Etude Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

  • 90 WA
  • 90 WS
  • 89 IWC
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon
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SKU: 49932-2005-750-3A

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89

    ($85) Good bright ruby. Ripe black fruits, mocha and chocolatey oak on the nose; showed a slightly medicinal note of chocolate/cherry liqueur with aeration. Very ripe and creamy in the middle in the character of so many 2005s, with a strong chocolate note and a slightly exotic, roasted quality. This full, dense cabernet finishes with broad, fine-grained tannins and sound acids but turned a bit chunky with air. (A second bottle, which I rated two points lower, showed a light raisiny note and some dryness on the finish.)
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2009
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    Very tightly wound, with a bundled mix of spicy dried currant, sage, mineral and deep, rich berry flavors that slowly unfold, offering more depth, richness and persistence on the finish.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

    While outstanding, the two 2005 Cabernet Sauvignons are not as impressive as Etude's 2004 efforts. The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa's deep ruby/purple hue is followed by notes of black currants, lead pencil, tobacco leaf, and spice box. Well-made, with medium body as well as good fruit, texture, and depth, it should drink nicely for 12-15+ years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: Tusa David
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: sbind
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: bigbadjay
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: Bud2123
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Great juicy and profound cabi
    Drink Dates: 2013-2022
    Author: Jito72
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Medium/Full bodied. Medium finish.
    Author: Bobnors
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

  • 370 bottles owned
  • 84 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 84 collectors)