1997 Etude - Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine

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.

Drink Dates: 2000-2020
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 129

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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.

Drink Dates: 2002-2016
Author: James Laube

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92-93

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: Issue 90

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Author: JIm Rooney
Trust Rating: 88
Tasted On: 03/29/2009
Drink Dates:
gift, not tasted

0 of 2 people found this review useful.

Rating: 94
Author: Daniel B
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 03/01/2004
Drink Dates: 2009+
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).

Rating: 88
Author: TannicTony
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 09/08/2009
Drink Dates: 1999-2004
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.

Average rating: 94, based on 6 reviews
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922 bottles owned by 299 collectors.

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About This Producer

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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Wine Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon is perhaps the world's best known red variety, with its full-bodied, intense profile. An offspring of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, it is the primary grape of Bordeaux's Left Bank (Medoc and Graves regions) and the Napa Valley, but can be found growing all over the world. Typical descriptors for Cabernet Sauvignon are cassis, cedar, mint, black pepper, eucalyptus, and pencil lead.

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