Araujo Estate Napa Valley Eisele Vineyard Syrah 2008

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

My 3rd place wine/ Groups 4th place wine This came off as a more Bordelaise styled wine with gentle vanilla, cocoa, and spice tones wrapped around the lovely, pure fresh fruit on the nose. In the mouth this was velvety with a rich, earthy layered quality and a ripe, almost roasted fruit note. There were classic minty/eucalyptus tones on the long finish and while this was a touch obvious it really screamed Napa Valley Cabernet. 93pts

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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

Editorial Reviews for Araujo Estate Napa Valley Eisele Vineyard Syrah

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065214,181
4.50 5
Vintage: 1995 03/04/2009

My 3rd place wine/ Groups 4th place wine This came off as a more Bordelaise styled wine with gentle vanilla, cocoa, and spice tones wrapped around the lovely, pure fresh fruit on the nose. In the mouth this was velvety with a rich, earthy layered quality and a ripe, almost roasted fruit note. There were classic minty/eucalyptus tones on the long finish and while this was a touch obvious it really screamed Napa Valley Cabernet. 93pts


Member Reviews for Araujo Estate Napa Valley Eisele Vineyard Syrah

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Snooth User: Gbuck
8123885
5.00 5
Vintage: 2003 08/05/2008

Five glasses


Snooth User: Gbuck
8123885
5.00 5
Vintage: 2002 08/05/2008

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Snooth User: Gbuck
8123885
5.00 5
Vintage: 2001 08/05/2008

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Snooth User: Gbuck
8123885
5.00 5
Vintage: 1999 08/05/2008

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Snooth User: Gbuck
8123885
5.00 5
Vintage: 1996 08/05/2008

Five glasses


Snooth User: monty1
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4.00 5
Vintage: 1995 10/18/2007

Tight at first, after an hour it opened up. This is a very austere wine. Not a blockbuster, not over extracted and dense. It is lighter bodied, refrained, and elegant rather than explosive. Complex tastes of spice, leather, forrest floor...but you ahd to hunt and think aobut it. Not overt


Snooth User: Jim Slemaker
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5.00 5
Vintage: 1995 07/18/2007

tasted this next to a '95 Margeaux in 2005. just a great, big wonderfully balanced Cab. Nice fruit, a bit of tannin for structure and a long tasty finish.


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External Reviews for Araujo Estate Napa Valley Eisele Vineyard Syrah

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Vintage: 2006 04/28/2010

A Syrah wine from California in USA. 2006 Araujo Estate Syrah Eisele Vineyard 750ml


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Vintage: 2004 09/26/2013

Red wine - 2004 - Araujo Estate Eisele Vineyards Syrah - USA - Region: California - Apellation: Napa Valley - Syrah - 750 ml.


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Vintage: 2004 08/18/2012

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - 2004 - Araujo Estate Eisele Vineyards Syrah - USA - Region: California - Apellation: Napa Valley - Syrah - 750 ml.


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Vintage: 2003 01/16/2009

A Syrah wine from California in USA. 2003 Araujo Estate Syrah Eisele Vineyard 750ml


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Vintage: 1999 01/29/2009

A delightfully rich, vibrant and complex wine that is aging very gracefully. The core flavors are well-focused and offer a mix of mature red currant, plum and floral scents, with a touch of anise and mineral on the finish. Ripe tannins let the


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Vintage: 1999 02/11/2010

A potentially superb effort, the 1999 Syrah Eisele Vineyard includes 5% Viognier. It reveals a complex, classic pepper, creme de cassis, blackberry, and bacon fat-scented bouquet. Full-bodied, silky-textured, and crammed with fruit, glycerin, and cha... Robert Parker. A Syrah wine from California in USA. 1999 Araujo Estate Syrah Eisele Vineyard 750ml


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Vintage: 1996 01/29/2009

Smooth and polished, with detailed flavors of ripe plum, black cherry, spice and light oak, this pedigreed red turns rich and elegant, with a long, complex aftertaste. Best from 2001 through 2008. 2,305 cases made. by Wine Spectator The saturated


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