Notes of golden delicious apple and honeydew melon are at the forefront of this classic Burgundian-styled, fruit-driven Carneros Chardonnay. With lively movement from entry to finish, this juicy, well-balanced wine is accompanied by crisp, bright fruit notes.
Founded in 1982 by Tony Soter, Etude ("study") is a classical music composition with a technical focus that allows the musician to practice a particular technique. Similarly, Etude's wines are the product of deliberate concentration on the instructive variables of the craft. In 2002, the estate vineyard was built to encompass a long-term concept of sustainability that includes sensitivity to the environment and minimal impact on neighbors and the community. "Fish-Friendly Farming" has been implemented to restore and sustain fish habitat and improve water quality. Special care has been given to maintain native flora and fauna, including hundreds of California Oaks, Live Oaks, and California Bay trees. There are also animal corridors throughout the property as well as owl boxes for the native owls to use. This wine has the signature style of Etude with depth and richness of fruit and a velvety texture—an opulent cabernet sauvignon with powerful structure and intensity that underscores why this varietal is one of the major pursuits at Etude.