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Araujo Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Eisele Vineyard 1994

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The 1994 growing season began with a long cool spring, followed by more cool weather during the summer months. Morning fog, mild daytime temperatures and cool evenings gave the vines ample time to mature completely, yielding grapes that were rich, concentrated, remarkably flavorful and beautifully balanced. We began harvesting our young cabernet vines on September 17, and finished with the old vines on October 21. The grapes were fermented separately in stainless steel tanks, then aged 22 months in 75 percent new Chateau-style French oak barrels. The wine was bottled in August, 1996. Tasting Notes This wine exhibits the distinctive Eisele Vineyard flavors of cassis, dark chocolate, toffee and cedar, with nuances of spice and a long mineral finish. Winemaker Francoise Peschon describes the wine as full bodied, concentrated, and multi-layered with marvelous extraction and suppleness. This vintage impresses consulting winemaker Tony Soter with its harmony: The power of this wine is beautifully balanced by its fine silky tannins. Its persistent and complex fruit aromas and flavors are lush, luxurious and seamless on the palate. Reminiscent of the 1991 vintage, it is a cellar classic and should age effortlessly for 20 to 30 years. Grape Source 93 percent Cabernet Sauvignon 4 percent Cabernet Franc 3 percent Petit Verdot Eisele Vineyard, Napa Valley Production and Technical Data Alcohol: 13.5 percent Total Acid: 0.59 pH: 3.75 Production: 2406 cases Release Date: October 1, 1997

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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
09/24/2010

The 1994 Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard had just been bottled when I tasted it. If it was displaying any post-bottling blues, I fear to think how prodigious it might become. The wine boasts a saturated opaque purple color, gorgeous purity of blac... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1994 Araujo Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/24/2012

This wine builds intensity and depth, with a youthful, vibrant core of black cherry, currant and wild berry. Deftly balanced, with firm tannins and fine structure, the finish shows power and finesse, with a rich aftertaste and loads of tannins yet to... Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1994 Araujo Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard 750ml



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The 1994 growing season began with a long cool spring, followed by more cool weather during the summer months. Morning fog, mild daytime temperatures and cool evenings gave the vines ample time to mature completely, yielding grapes that were rich, concentrated, remarkably flavorful and beautifully balanced. We began harvesting our young cabernet vines on September 17, and finished with the old vines on October 21. The grapes were fermented separately in stainless steel tanks, then aged 22 months in 75 percent new Chateau-style French oak barrels. The wine was bottled in August, 1996. Tasting Notes This wine exhibits the distinctive Eisele Vineyard flavors of cassis, dark chocolate, toffee and cedar, with nuances of spice and a long mineral finish. Winemaker Francoise Peschon describes the wine as full bodied, concentrated, and multi-layered with marvelous extraction and suppleness. This vintage impresses consulting winemaker Tony Soter with its harmony: The power of this wine is beautifully balanced by its fine silky tannins. Its persistent and complex fruit aromas and flavors are lush, luxurious and seamless on the palate. Reminiscent of the 1991 vintage, it is a cellar classic and should age effortlessly for 20 to 30 years. Grape Source 93 percent Cabernet Sauvignon 4 percent Cabernet Franc 3 percent Petit Verdot Eisele Vineyard, Napa Valley Production and Technical Data Alcohol: 13.5 percent Total Acid: 0.59 pH: 3.75 Production: 2406 cases Release Date: October 1, 1997

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