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2019 Etude Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

2019 Etude Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

2019 Etude Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon




The Etude Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is handcrafted with grapes from unique benchland vineyards representing the major sub-appellations of Napa Valley. Sure to continue gaining complexity and revealing additional character with age, the wine is suitable for immediate enjoyment or cellaring for another two decades.

Awards & Accolades

  • 96

    “Lots of blackcurrant and crushed stone on the nose, as well as some dustiness. Full-bodied, very velvety and restrained. Beautiful energy at the end. This comes mostly from Coombsville, Rutherford and Oakville vineyards. Two or three years will bring this into the right space, but already so enjoyable to taste.” - James Suckling, May 4, 2022

  • 94

    Wine Spectator | Top 100

    #68 “Dark but fresh, with mulberry and black currant fruit laced with apple wood, anise and tobacco. Shows nice energy from start to finish, with a late cast iron accent giving this a solid feel through the finish. Best from 2023 through 2036." - James Molesworth,

Wine & Vintage Details

Tasting Notes

This delicious Cabernet Sauvignon is full of perfumed, ripe, dark berry fruit with layers of macerated blackberry, black cherry, dark plum, and black currant. Notes of Madagascar vanilla, cardamom, and allspice pay tribute to the well-integrated, subtle oak. Plush and rich with velvety, mouth-coating tannins, the finish is long and multi-layered, showcasing the exquisite balance and complexity of this intriguing Cabernet. Beautiful upon release and able to cellar for many years to come.


Mostly due to February rains, the 2019 harvest started one to two weeks later than previous years, but it did not affect the crop. Spring continued wet with some rain during flowering, followed by cool temperatures, allowing the grapes to mature gradually. Most grapes ripened at lower sugars, thanks to the extended, cool growing season that created full flavors, fresh acidity, and superb balance in the fruit. The crop showed a modest yield with slightly more compact structure and extract than in previous years.

Vineyard & Winemaking Details

Napa Valley AVA

Napa Valley

Jon Priest - Winemaker

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.

Winemaker Jon Priest

Alcohol % 14%
Enclosure Type Cork

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