Posts Tagged Etude

2010 Etude Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

This was the varietal that built the early reputation of Etude. Sourced from highly acclaimed vineyards throughout the Napa Valley, one is first struck by the opaque, purple/black color. The nose continues the powerful impression, showing... Read more

2010 Etude ‘Heirloom’ Pinot Noir, Carneros

Deep, nearly opaque dark crimson color. Initially reticent, the nose slowly opens up to show deep, dark fleshy fruit, followed by lightly perfumed red plum fruit, and, finally, a crystalline minerality. This is a tightly wound, structured Pinot Noir... Read more

2010 Etude Estate Pinot Noir, Carneros

Translucent light ruby color. On first sniff, fruit-forward aromas of red cherry and strawberry emerge from the glass, followed by dusty earth, tea, vanilla, spice, and a note of cola. True to the varietal, it is sleek upon entry to the palate,... Read more

2011 Etude Estate Chardonnay, Carneros

Brilliant straw color. Forward scents of butter, spice, and vanilla lead to lemon cream and nectarine fruit. It is medium-full in the mouth, with an uplifted feel. This is a more delicate style of Chardonnay, bright rather than butter-laden.... Read more

2012 Etude Pinot Gris, Carneros

Light straw color. The perfumed nose is full of orange blossoms, peach, and apple. The wine spreads out on the palate, showing opulent stone fruit, yet it stays fresh, thanks to a nice thread of acidity. This is the perfect welcoming wine, a sipper... Read more

Etude: A Study in Winemaking Philosophy

Etude Winery By Glen Frederiksen In the cool hours of mid-morning, I found myself saddling up to take a two hour horseback ride through the Carneros vineyards of Etude Winery. Leading the way was John Priest, current winemaker at Etude.... Read more

2010 Etude Estate Chardonnay, Carneros

This is a sleek, feminine beauty, full of pear, white flowers, nutmeg and a streak of minerality. The lingering finish adds a kiss of cream. MSRP: $32 (May 2012) Wine Lines rating:... Read more

1992 Etude Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa

Still young and powerful, deep in color, with aromas and flavors of currant, menthol and vanilla, and mocha tannins on the finish. MSRP: $40 (April 2003) Wine Lines rating:... Read more