Etude Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
SKU: 200587412

Etude Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

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Inviting aromas of black plum, blueberry and licorice leap from the glass of this Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and lead to layers of gingerbread spice and mint. This wine has the signature style of Etude with depth and richness of fruit and a velvety texture. The palate is full of dark fruit supported by supple tannins that are long and fine. An opulent Cabernet Sauvignon with powerful structure and intensity that underscores why this varietal is one of the major pursuits at Etude.
Wine Enthusiast
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Etude's 2005 defines power and authority, Napa style. It's hard to imagine a Cabernet Sauvignon more explosive in blackberry, cherry and chocolate fruit flavor. Yet the structure is superb, with firm but ultrarefined tannins providing an architecture to house all that richness. Beautiful now, and should age gracefully for a decade. Relatively easy to find, with 4,600 cases produced.

Steve Heimoff, March 1, 2009
Wine Spectator
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Taut and 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. Best from 2011 through 2017. 4,000 cases made.

James Laube, 2008