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Etude

2017 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley
Release Date September 2020
  • This Cabernet Sauvignon is handcrafted with grapes from unique benchland vineyards representing the major nested appellations of Napa Valley

  • Sourced exclusively from Vine Hill Ranch in Oakville, Morisoli Vineyards in Rutherford and Meteor Vineyard in Coombsville

  • Crafted with minimal winemaking intervention and aged in 100% French oak barrels for 20 months


Jon Priest

Jon Priest, Winemaker

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.
Country Born
United States
Winery Experience
20-30 years
Education
Whitworth College in Spokane, Washington

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.