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Date Printed: 1/29/2015
Etude Napa Valley Merlot 2002
Etude Napa Valley Merlot 2002
(search item no. 83870)

PRICE ON 1/29/2015: $48.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points

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About Etude Wines:

The underlying philosophy at Etude Wines is that winemaking begins in the vineyard, long before the grapes are harvested. Winemaker, Jon Priest, believes that superior grape growing diminishes the need for intervention by the winemaker and results in a wine that is grown, not made. Etude specializes in two classic red varieties: Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon. Though modeled on the best from Burgundy to Bordeaux, these wines speak clearly of their contemporary California origins, combining rich, ripe fruit with an elegant and opulent mouth feel.