Etude

West Bench
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2015 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 19 | Lot No. 98
Vintage

2013

Etude

West Bench

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • This Cabernet Sauvignon celebrates long relationships with some of Napa’s most regarded grapegrowers
  • Winemaker Jon Priest selected unique lots from three vineyards located in Napa’s western benchlands
  • Sourced from Vine Hill Ranch in Oakville, Morisoli in Rutherford and Mill Creek in St. Helena
  • Crafted with minimal winemaking intervention and aged in French oak barrels for 22 months

Etude has crafted Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley’s storied western benchlands since the 1980’s, and this exclusive small bottling celebrates these unique gentle slopes with an expressive blend from three exceptional benchland vineyards – the Vine Hill Ranch in Oakville, Morisoli Vineyard in Rutherford and Mill Creek Vineyard in St. Helena.


Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Sustainably produced

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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