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2001 Etude Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
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About Etude Wines

Tony Soter, who now makes excellent Pinot Noir in Oregon under his Soter Vineyards label, laid the groundwork at Etude before selling it to the Beringer-Blass conglomerate. Current winemaker, Jon Priest, continues to make velvety, suave, immediately enjoyable Pinots that are characterized by red fruits, spices, forest floor scents and particularly fine-grained tannins.

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2001 Etude Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Producer: Etude Wines
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Cabernet Sauvignon
Origin: California
Region: Napa

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92(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2004

(bottled the week before my visit to the new Etude winery in Carneros) Good medium ruby. Crystallized currant, licorice and smoke on the vibrant nose. Dense and firmly structured, with dark berry, licorice and tar flavors. Offers a peppery impression of concentration. Finishes sappy, firmly tannic and long. I would not be surprised if this wine merited a higher score five to seven years from now.

93 Points | Wine Spectator

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Fantastic Cab!
by merandi10867430
This is an amazing wine. I was able to taste the Cab at a trade show called In Vino Unitas in Costa Mesa. This bottle was sitting next to a Silver Oak Napa and another top flight Cab, all of similiar vintages. The rich, bright jams balanced by young tanens were a sure sign that this fantastic wine is utterly enjoyable now. The bombardment of flavor had me scouring the setting in search of meats, cheeses and chocolate to enjoy the broadest possible range of pairings. Further, I believe that anyone who has the opportunity, and fortitude, to cellar this bottle will have an extraordinary epicurean experience after this wine ages a bit further.


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About Napa Valley

Napa Valley is the most famous wine-growing area in the U.S. It begins at the base of Mount St. Helena in the north and tapers off some 30 miles to the south into the floodplain where the Napa River enters San Francisco Bay. From Mount St. Helena to the city of Napa, the valley is defined by two north-south ridgelines of the Coast Range Mountains.
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Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon built its reputation on Bordeaux's Left Bank. Here, in the district of Medoc, the varietal is the key component of blended wines that also may include some Merlot and Cabernet Franc, and even Malbec and Petit Verdot. Moving slightly south, Cabernet Sauvignon meets Merlot in roughly equal proportions in the red wines of Graves. In both of these Bordeaux regions, the top bottles...
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