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2009 Etude Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

  • 90 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 91 IWC
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 49932-2009-375

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    A firm, sturdy, at times rustic effort, with crushed rock and loamy earth woven with dried currant and dark berry. Intense and persis- tent, this is chunky now, built for cellaring.
    Author: James Laube
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    Bright full ruby. Brooding aromas of cassis, blueberry, licorice and minerals complicated by bitter chocolate and pepper. Juicy, fine-grained and energetic, with bright acidity intensifying the flavors of currant, mocha and dark chocolate. Shows some cool notes of menthol and herbs but there's also an attractive creaminess of texture here and the tannins are fine. Finishes with noteworthy persistence.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2013
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

    Etude's 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley bursts from the glass with juicy dark berries, grilled herbs, menthol, tar, tobacco and licorice. Firm tannins provide the backbone as this powerful, muscular Cabernet opens up in the glass. Raspberry jam, flowers and spices add lift on the finish. Slightly wild notes detract a touch from the wine's overall balance. Otherwise, this is a fine effort. The 2009 needs a few years to settle down, after which it should drink beautifully for another decade. The blend is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
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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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    California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 40 bottles owned
    • 8 collectors