Etude

Vine Hill Ranch
2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Oakville

2014 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 18 | Lot No. 82
Vintage

2012

Etude

Vine Hill Ranch

Cabernet Sauvignon
Oakville

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • This Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon was sourced exclusively from Block 6 of the Vine Hill Ranch
  • It celebrates Etude’s long-term relationship with one of the most highly-regarded winegrowers in Napa
  • The Phillips family has carefully managed this alluvial benchland vineyard for two generations
  • Crafted with minimal winemaking intervention and aged in 100% new French oak barrels for 20 months

Wine Facts

  • Single vineyard wine

Tasting Chart

bone dry very sweet
light body very full bodied
soft, gentle very crisp
no tannins heavy tannins

Jon Priest

Winemaker, Etude

Winemaker, Jon Priest

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

Winemaking Philosophy:
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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