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Etude Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

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Vintage: 2016
  • WS 92
  • WA 93
  • JD 92
  • JS 94
  • WAS 92
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Etude Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 emerges as a testament to the craftsmanship of winemaker Jon Priest and the esteemed tradition of Etude vineyards in the heart of Napa Valley. This particular vintage is an exuberant showcase of complexity and plushness, a true reflection of the meticulous care and expertise that goes into every bottle of Etude wine.

Crafted predominantly from Cabernet Sauvignon, with a small but significant addition of Petit Verdot, this etude cabernet sauvignon blend boasts a deep, inviting garnet-purple color that hints at the richness within. The etude cabernet is not shy in declaring its intricate array of aromas and flavors. The palate is greeted with an opulent tapestry of dark fruits, including blueberries, black cherries, and blackberries, seamlessly intertwined with the luxurious essences of black currant and mocha chocolate. This etude cabernet sauvignon’s aromatic profile is further enhanced by subtle nuances of cedar and oak spice, contributing to its overall depth and complexity.

The taste of this etude cabernet unfolds in layers, revealing velvety tannins that are both well-balanced and well-structured. It offers a deep concentration that promises an evolving experience over time, yet it is also remarkably approachable for immediate enjoyment. The critical acclaim surrounding the Etude Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 speaks volumes, with scores of 92 from Wine Spectator, 93 from Wine Advocate, 92 from Jeb Dunnuck, 94 from James Suckling, and 92 from Wine & Spirits. These accolades underline the wine’s solid structure, vibrant fruitiness, and the seamless integration of flavors and tannins, suggesting its potential to age gracefully while also being perfectly suited for current consumption.

The etude napa valley cabernet sauvignon’s finish is memorable, leaving a lasting impression of warm earth and latent grip, as noted by Wine Spectator. Wine Advocate praises its jam-packed vibrant, youthful black fruits, framed by firm, grainy tannins and loads of freshness. Jeb Dunnuck highlights its classic notes of blackcurrants, tobacco, cedarwood, and violets, pointing to its outstanding quality that will continue to mature beautifully. James Suckling commends its lovely balance of fruit and tannins, making it drinkable now but even better with time. Wine & Spirits draws attention to its earthy, savory boldness, perfect for pairing with robust dishes like roast wild boar.

In considering the etude wine price, it’s evident that this vintage offers exceptional value, reflecting the high-quality craftsmanship and the prestigious origins of Etude vineyards. The Etude Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 is not just a bottle of wine; it’s a celebration of the rich heritage and the innovative spirit that defines Etude wine. Whether enjoyed now or aged for future delight, this etude cabernet sauvignon stands as a luxurious addition to any collection, promising to surprise and delight with every sip.

Weight 4 lbs

35 reviews for Etude Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

  1. Scotty Stockton

    I love the winemaker Jon Priest’s touch on the etude vineyards. The mocha and cedar flavors are so well integrated and make this wine a standout.

  2. Bobby Dickinson

    I’ve been enjoying etude cab since 2016. The etude cabernet sauvignon 2016 is a delightful blend of cherry, vanilla, and tobacco flavors. It’s a testament to the skill of winemaker Jon Priest.

  3. Harry Poulin

    Etude Cabernet is a wine lover’s dream with its unique combination of cherry and vanilla flavors. It’s like a dessert in a glass.

  4. Stephen Pate

    The etude cabernet sauvignon, with its cocoa and minerals undertones, is a true masterpiece from winemaker Jon Priest. Rated 94 points by James Suckling, it’s a gem from the etude vineyards.

  5. Rose Strong

    Etude cabernet, with its aroma of blackberry and plum, pairs wonderfully with roast wild boar as Wine & Spirits suggested. Rated 94 points by James Suckling, it’s a true gem from Napa Valley ava.

  6. Karen Causey

    The etude cab, with its baking spice and blueberry undertones, is simply heavenly. The free shipping on 6 bottles is a great deal!

  7. Louie Moore

    Tried the etude napa valley cabernet sauvignon recently and was blown away by the pepper and blackcurrant flavors. It’s a wine that keeps you coming back for more.

  8. Kim Holland

    I took advantage of the free shipping on 6 bottles offer and I’m so glad I did. This etude cabernet sauvignon is simply superb with its prune and dark chocolate flavors.

  9. Mary Levins

    Wine & Spirits referred this wine as wine for roast wild boar, but I think it pairs well with any hearty meal. The coffee and graphite flavors are so unique.

  10. Laureen Franke

    The black licorice and clove flavors in this etude wine are so unexpected but work perfectly together. It’s a very complex wine that keeps you guessing.

  11. Jaunita Wright

    The etude cabernet sauvignon is simply divine with its rich oak and dark fruit flavors. It’s a highly critically acclaimed wine, definitely worth the etude wine price.

  12. Kenneth Waddell

    For the etude wine price, you get a lot of bang for your buck. The licorice and smoke flavors are so distinct and add a unique twist to this wine.

  13. David Owens

    The etude napa valley cabernet sauvignon, with its leather and black cherry undertones, is a masterpiece. Plus, the free shipping on 6 bottles is a great bonus!

  14. Bobby Smith

    Etude napa valley cabernet sauvignon, with its red fruit and eucalyptus flavors, is a refreshing change. The prune and dark chocolate notes add a nice depth.

  15. Maria Cote

    Etude wine, especially the etude cab, is a delight with its plum and cherry flavors. The vanilla and tobacco notes make it worth the etude wine price.

  16. Rocio Finley

    Etude cabernet, with its coffee and graphite flavors, is a unique experience. The black licorice and clove notes add a wonderful twist.

  17. Irene Crespin

    This etude wine is an explosion of flavors. The earthy notes combined with the taste of cassis and black fruit create a truly remarkable experience.

  18. Kim Butler

    Etude vineyards really knows how to make a great wine. This etude cabernet is full of tobacco and leather flavors that are so robust and full-bodied.

  19. Edith Drake

    Etude cabernet sauvignon, with its cassis and black fruit flavors, is a must-try. The pepper and blackcurrant notes add a unique spice to it.

  20. George Blakeman

    The etude wine price is a small price to pay for such an extraordinary wine. The cherry and vanilla flavors are so delightful.

  21. Patrick Moore

    The etude napa valley cabernet sauvignon is a wine that’s not to be overlooked. The black cherry and chocolate flavors are so indulgent and delicious.

  22. Joy Baker

    Etude wine, specially the etude cab, is a true reflection of the etude vineyards. The chocolate and earthy notes are simply irresistible.

  23. Keith Hudson

    The etude cabernet, with its licorice and smoke undertones, is a perfect companion for a relaxed evening. Plus, it’s highly critically acclaimed, so you know it’s good!

  24. Eileen Phillips

    The etude cabernet sauvignon 2016, with its oak and blackberry flavors, is a treat for the palate. It’s a highly critically acclaimed wine from Napa Valley ava.

  25. Jacqueline Sheldon

    Etude cab is a highly critically acclaimed wine for a reason. The black cherry and chocolate flavors are simply divine.

  26. Alice Sane

    The etude napa valley cabernet sauvignon is a sensory delight with its leather and black cherry undertones. The free shipping on 6 bottles deal is an added bonus.

  27. Joseph Phillips

    Napa Valley ava has outdone itself with this etude cab. The red fruit and eucalyptus flavors are so refreshing and different. A must-try for anyone who loves wine.

  28. Catherine Frazier

    This etude cab is a wine that’s worth splurging on. The earthy and cassis flavors are so complex and intriguing. It’s a wine that truly stands out.

  29. Keith Turner

    Just opened a bottle of etude cabernet sauvignon 2016, it’s incredible! The flavors of tobacco and leather are so intriguing and well balanced.

  30. Verna Williams

    Rated 94 points by James Suckling, this etude cabernet sauvignon is a real treat. The baking spice and blueberry flavors are sensational.

  31. Christopher Marrs

    This etude cabernet is amazing! The cocoa and minerals flavors give it a robust and earthy taste that is just unforgettable.

  32. Thomas Palley

    The etude cabernet sauvignon 2016, with its mocha and cedar notes, is a delight for the senses. It’s worth every penny of the etude wine price.

  33. Mike Gamez

    The etude cabernet sauvignon is a sensory delight. The oak and dark fruit flavors are so rich and satisfying.

  34. Angela Anderson

    This etude cabernet sauvignon is truly a joy for the palate, with its rich dark fruit and blackberry notes. The oak flavoring is just perfect.

  35. Sue Dorsey

    Etude cabernet sauvignon 2016 is a wine that’s worth every penny. The blackberry and plum flavors are so lush and decadent.

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Critical Acclaim

WS 92

Wine Spectator

Very solid, featuring a direct beam of cassis and plum fruit, inlaid with singed anise and sassafras notes. Offers a light tug of warm earth on the finish, with the fruit staying in control. Shows latent grip. Drink now through 2031.
WA 93

Wine Advocate

The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley is a blend of 98.6% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1.4% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple colored, it bursts from the glass with bombastic crème de cassis, black cherry compote and plum preserves scents plus hints of chocolate mint, cedar chest, lavender and rose hip tea with a waft of cloves. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is jam-packed with vibrant, youthful black fruits, framed by firm, grainy tannins and loads of freshness, finishing long and fruity.
JD 92

Jeb Dunnuck

The flagship 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon comes from a great vintage in Napa and reveals a deep purple hue as well as classic notes of blackcurrants, tobacco, cedarwood, and violets. Medium to full-bodied, nicely concentrated, with plenty of mid-palate depth and some chewy tannins, it's a beautiful, outstanding wine that needs 3-4 years of bottle age and will keep for 15-20.
JS 94

James Suckling

Lots of blackberries, chocolate and hazelnuts on the nose and palate here. It’s full-bodied, yet tense and structured with lovely balance of fruit and tannins. Drinkable now, but better after 2022.
WAS 92

Wine & Spirits

More about moonlight than sunlight, this wine has cool bass notes of tannins under dark shades of mushrooms, carrot tops and black-fruit intensity. It’s earthy, savory and bold, a wine for roast wild boar.

What does Etude Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 taste like?

Earthy Flavors of the wine

leather, earthy, smoke

Red Fruit flavors of the wine

cherry, red fruit, raspberry

Oaky Flavors of the wine

oak, vanilla, tobacco

green apple, apricot

Black Fruit Flavors of the wine

dark fruit, blackberry, plum

Aromas and Flavors of Spices in the wine

pepper, licorice, eucalyptus

cream, cheese

Vegetal notes found in the wine

asparagus, celery

prune, fig, raisin

Floral aromas found in the wine

violet, dried rose

Food Pairing with Etude Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Our wine experts think this Bold and Structured Etude Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 wine would be a match made in heaven with these dishes. Bon appétit!
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Etude Wines stands as a beacon of excellence in the world of winemaking, having firmly planted its roots in the fertile grounds of Carneros, Napa Valley, since its establishment in 1982. Founded by visionary winemaker Tony Soter, Etude Wines has been dedicated to mastering the craft of producing exceptional Pinot Noir, a varietal known for its demanding nature and the delicate, nuanced wines it produces. Soter's philosophy that "Pinot Noir is the most appropriate vehicle with which to study wine growing" has guided Etude Wine's approach, emphasizing the importance of terroir, clonal diversity, and meticulous vineyard management in creating wines that are not just consumed but experienced. Nestled in the cool-climate region of Carneros, Etude Wines benefits from the unique environmental...check our brand Etude Wines

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Cabernet Sauvignon, often referred to simply as "Cabernet," is one of the world's most widely recognized and acclaimed red wine grape varieties. Renowned for its robust structure, alluring aromas, and complex flavors, Cabernet Sauvignon has captured the hearts of wine enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike. This article delves into the essence of Cabernet Sauvignon, exploring its origins, the regions where it flourishes, and the unique sensory experiences it offers. What is Cabernet Sauvignon? Originating from a chance crossing between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc in 17th century France, Cabernet Sauvignon has since become synonymous with quality and prestige in the wine world. The grape is known for its thick skin and hardy vine, making it resilient against...Please check Cabernet Sauvignon for more information

Winemaker of Etude Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

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Jon Priest

Jon Priest, a vintner of remarkable skill and intuition, has cemented his place within the elite circle of California winemakers through a philosophy deeply rooted in the belief that exceptional winemaking starts with exceptional vineyard stewardship. As the Senior Winemaker and General Manager at Etude, Priest has become synonymous with a style of winemaking that prioritizes minimal intervention, allowing the inherent qualities of the grape to speak volumes. His approach is a testament to the conviction that the most superior wines are those "grown, not made," a principle that has guided his illustrious career. Born and raised on the Central Coast of California, Jon Priest's journey into the world of wine was serendipitous, beginning in earnest upon his return from college. It was... More Products
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Nestled an hour north of San Francisco, the Napa Valley AVA is acclaimed as a top-tier wine destination in the New World. This prestigious region, stretching 35 miles from southeast to northwest between the Vacas and Mayacamas mountain ranges, is home to some of the most esteemed vineyards globally. A scenic drive from Napa to Calistoga unveils the valley's viticultural gems, making it the best place to stay in Napa Valley for those seeking picturesque landscapes. In 1981, Napa Valley AVA earned the distinguished title of being California’s first American Viticultural Area (AVA), a testament to its esteemed position in the wine world. In Napa Valley's early winemaking days, vineyards displayed a mosaic of various grape... ...Check Region for more information

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