Etude Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1999
Enormously complex, deep, dark, rich and polished, with layers of concentrated black cherry, blackberry, currant and anise. Framed by pretty toasty oak, the fruit holds a firm upper hand, turning richly tannic on the finish. Best from 2004 through 2015.
Plush tannins and spicy black fruit on the palate leaven the whipped vanilla cream, strawberry, and cocoa aromas. A beam of currant fruit shines on the full, softly tannic finish.