The Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon was the first appellation wine to be introduced in our Cabernet series of very small bottlings dedicated to the benchland sub-appellations of Napa Valley.
“A soft and succulent Rutherford cabernet with currant, tile, and dust aromas and flavors. Very typical. Full and creamy with a long, focused finish. Chewy and creamy-textured at the same time. A little reserved now. Try after 2024.” - James Suckling, December 6 2021
For more than a decade Jon has fashioned Etude wines with a simple creed. Inspired winegrowing diminishes the need for a winemaker to intervene in the cellar. Whether sourcing from the estate Grace Benoist Ranch in Sonoma's Los Carneros, or vineyards like Fiddlestix and North Canyon in famed growing regions of California's Central Coast, his focus is on coaxing the very best from the vineyard. It shows in every glass of Etude.