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Araujo Estate Syrah Napa Valley Eisele Vineyard 1995

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It is close to perfection. The wine combines extraordinary power and richness with remarkable complexity and finesse. The saturated purple/black color is followed by aromas of sweet vanillin intermixed with riveting scents of black currants, minerals, exotic spices, coffee, and toast. There is nothing garish about this subtle yet powerful giant of a wine. A Napa Valley classic, it is full-bodied and extremely rich, yet retains its sense of balance and symmetry.

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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 Syrah Napa Valley Eisele Vineyard

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065220,881
4.50 5
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


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Snooth User: monty1
32797136
4.00 5
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
2867822
5.00 5
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.


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

Five glasses


External Reviews for Araujo Estate Syrah Napa Valley Eisele Vineyard

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/07/2010

...Crystallized black cherry, violet and crushed dark berries on the nose, along with a faint dusty, leathery quality. Lush, tactile and seamless, with wonderful sweetness of fruit for the vintage. Already shows lively cassis and redcurrant fruit in ... Stephen Tanzer. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1995 Araujo Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

The 2005 Syrah Eisele Vineyard exhibits wonderfully sweet blackberry fruit with some hints of camphor, perfume, and spice. The wine is medium to full-bodied, beautifully elegant, pure, and again stunningly rich. It should drink well now and over the ... Robert Parker. A Syrah wine from California in USA. 1995 Araujo Estate Syrah Eisele Vineyard 750ml



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It is close to perfection. The wine combines extraordinary power and richness with remarkable complexity and finesse. The saturated purple/black color is followed by aromas of sweet vanillin intermixed with riveting scents of black currants, minerals, exotic spices, coffee, and toast. There is nothing garish about this subtle yet powerful giant of a wine. A Napa Valley classic, it is full-bodied and extremely rich, yet retains its sense of balance and symmetry.

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