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James Suckling Review
Lots of blackberries, chocolate and hazelnuts on the nose and palate here. It's full-bodied, yet tense and structured with lovely balance of fruit and tannins. Drinkable now, but better after 2022.
Wine Advocate Review
The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley is a blend of 98.6% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1.4% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple colored, it bursts from the glass with bombastic creme de cassis, black cherry compote and plum preserves scents plus hints of chocolate mint, cedar chest, lavender and rose hip tea with a waft of cloves. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is jam-packed with vibrant, youthful black fruits, framed by firm, grainy tannins and loads of freshness, finishing long and fruity. Dink 2020-2035.
Wine Tasting Notes
This opulent Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon opens with generous aromas of blueberry, blackberry and cassis that lead to layers of black licorice and mocha. The wine has the signature style of Etude with depth and richness of fruit and a velvety texture. There's a wonderful saturation and expansiveness on the palate with flavors of black cherry,black tea, clove and vanilla bean notes from aging in French oak. The tannins are youthful and plush, which will allow this wine to age gracefully.