Auction 22 | Lot No. 108
5 cases produced
- This Cabernet Sauvignon is handcrafted from grapes harvested from unique vineyards reflecting different aspects of Napa Valley
- Sourced from Vine Hill Ranch in Oakville, Morisoli Vineyard in Rutherford and Meteor Vineyard in Coombsville
- Winemaker Jon Priest deliberately selects standout lots from this group of exemplary vineyards
- Crafted with minimal winemaking intervention and aged in 100% French oak barrels for 20 months
Etude has been dedicated to sustainably growing and handcrafting Cabernet Sauvignon for more than 35 years. The 2016 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced exclusively from two storied vineyards in Napa Valley’s west bench. The well-draining alluvial soils from these eminent vineyards deliver a range of expression and nuance that gives this wine a depth of character. Crafted with minimal winemaking intervention and aged in French oak for 20 months, the 2016 vintage is rich and full-bodied, offering a lush bouquet of black fruit with nuances of cedar, coca and spearmint. This wine shows a structural integrity and a focused, fine-grained texture that suggest an elegant aging potential.
Winemaker Jon Priest embodies Etude's founding philosophy. This has allowed for the continual cultivation of the highest quality wines, reflective of the profound influences of the soil and the season, as well as the hand of its steward.
A California native, Jon established an early reputation for his estate red wines while working at Wild Horse Winery and Adelaida Cellars for more than a dozen years, and earned further critical acclaim as the Winemaker for TAZ Vineyards in the Central Coast. In spring 2005, Jon Priest moved north to the Napa Valley to join Etude as winemaker and to continue the tradition of crafting world-class wines.
Country born: United States
Education: Whitworth College in Spokane, Washington
Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years
Etude was founded on the philosophy that winemaking begins in the vineyard long before the harvest and, that superior grape growing diminishes the need for intervention by the winemaker, resulting in authentic varietal expression.
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