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Araujo Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Eisele Vineyard 1991

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The 1991 growing season began with a wet spring, followed by a long, cool summer. The slow, even ripening produced grape quality rich in character. Warmer than normal weather late in the season led to excellent harvest conditions, and selective picking made for a fine crush. The grapes were harvested on October 8 and 9, 1991 at excellent physiological ripeness, fermented in stainless steel tanks for 18-21 days, then aged 22 months in 100 percent new French oak, Chateau-style barrels. The wine was bottled in August 1993. Tasting Notes The wine shows the distinctive Eisele Vineyard characteristics of rich currant, black cherry, chocolate and mineral, complemented by nuances of anise, bay, cedar and toffee. What strikes consulting winemaker Tony Soter most notably is the wine's "textural opulence": The wine is exceptionally dense and concentrated yet supple, with fine integrated tannins and a lingering finish reminiscent of wet granite or slate. The wine is elegant, rich and balanced now, but still reserved; it will continue to evolve in complexity and age in the manner of the classic Eisele Vineyard cabernets. Grape Source 100 percent Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard, Napa Valley Production and Technical Data Alcohol: 13.4 percent Total Acid: 0.59 pH: 3.68 Production: 860 cases Release Date: October 1, 1994

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Araujo Estate Wines:
To develop and operate a world-class winegrowing estate. To produce organically grown fruit and with this fruit make a singular wine of the highest caliber and distinction. The style of the wine should be at once classic and contemporary... it should express the uniqueness of the precious resource that is Araujo Estate. Our estate is a wine property located in the northeast Napa Valley, just e... Read more
To develop and operate a world-class winegrowing estate. To produce organically grown fruit and with this fruit make a singular wine of the highest caliber and distinction. The style of the wine should be at once classic and contemporary... it should express the uniqueness of the precious resource that is Araujo Estate. Our estate is a wine property located in the northeast Napa Valley, just east of Calistoga. Its two primary components are the 38-acre Eisele VineyardTM, and a winery and cave complex we designed and built specifically to vinify only Eisele Vineyard grapes. The Eisele Vineyard is one of the most respected Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards in the Napa Valley, equivalent to a premier cru Bordeaux. Warm days, cool nights and well-drained cobbly soils produce remarkable wines. The vineyard was established more than 120 years ago, and was first planted to Cabernet Sauvignon in 1964. When we acquired it in 1990, we began extensive renovation of the existing buildings, created a new winery and caves, and in the vineyard, refined the varietal mix and upgraded clone-rootstock combinations, to realize the property's potential for joining the international elite of limited production wine estates oriented exclusively to quality. As stewards of this singular place, we employ organic and Biodynamic® practices in our farming and winemaking, reinforcing the unique terroir in our wines, and ensuring the health of the soil and vines now and for the future. Our farming extends from vines to olive trees, fruits and vegetables for the table, and beekeeping. The olive oil and honey we produce further reflect the property's character and natural abundance. Through meticulous attention to detail in all factors influencing the ultimate quality of the wines, we strive to produce singular wines of place, of the Eisele Vineyard. Welcome to Araujo Estate. Read less

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/31/2012

I had inserted this wine in a blind tasting. I did not know where it would appear, but I knew it would be in the tasting, and I was able to pick it out when it was served. However, the rest of the tas... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1991 Araujo Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard 750ml



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The 1991 growing season began with a wet spring, followed by a long, cool summer. The slow, even ripening produced grape quality rich in character. Warmer than normal weather late in the season led to excellent harvest conditions, and selective picking made for a fine crush. The grapes were harvested on October 8 and 9, 1991 at excellent physiological ripeness, fermented in stainless steel tanks for 18-21 days, then aged 22 months in 100 percent new French oak, Chateau-style barrels. The wine was bottled in August 1993. Tasting Notes The wine shows the distinctive Eisele Vineyard characteristics of rich currant, black cherry, chocolate and mineral, complemented by nuances of anise, bay, cedar and toffee. What strikes consulting winemaker Tony Soter most notably is the wine's "textural opulence": The wine is exceptionally dense and concentrated yet supple, with fine integrated tannins and a lingering finish reminiscent of wet granite or slate. The wine is elegant, rich and balanced now, but still reserved; it will continue to evolve in complexity and age in the manner of the classic Eisele Vineyard cabernets. Grape Source 100 percent Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard, Napa Valley Production and Technical Data Alcohol: 13.4 percent Total Acid: 0.59 pH: 3.68 Production: 860 cases Release Date: October 1, 1994

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