Handcrafted from Clone 4 grapes from Meteor Vineyard, sourced from a select few rows of Block 1. Napa Green certifed.
Always a cellar highlight and a component of the Etude Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon since its first harvest in 2004.
100% new Sylyvain French Oak barrel. 2018 shows depth of maturing vines and the vinatge's exceptional balance.
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.
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.
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