Etude Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.7%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
This Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is dense and round, opening with
generous aromas of dark berry and cherry leading to layers of black licorice and
graphite notes on the nose-- true umami in complexity. The palate shows a
depth and richness of fruit flavors ranging from blackberry, boysenberry and
cassis. The concentrated fruit is wrapped in powdery tannins creating an
ideally balanced wine with a vibrancy that makes it a wine worthy of aging.
"The 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa (2,565 cases produced) is a delicious, fruit-forward, opaque ruby/purple-colored, elegant wine displaying lots of blackberry and cassis flavors. A blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Malbec, it is a round, generous, seductive red dominated by blue and black fruits. Enjoy it over the next 10+ years. "
The Wine Advocate
"Ruby-red. Blueberry, cassis, espresso, licorice and minerals on the soil-driven nose, with some sweet oak emerging with air. Dense but bright, with attractive violet lift to the dark fruit and licorice flavors. Energetic, pliant wine with an echoing finish that features firm but nicely integrated dusty tannins. "
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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.
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