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 gr...

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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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Winemaker's Notes:

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

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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