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Araujo Napa Valley Eisele Cabernet Sauvignon Qty.available-2 1997
92 points Robert Parker (The World's Greatest Wine Estates): The 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard is a beauty. The healthy ruby/purple color is followed by classic, unevolved but promising aromas of minerals, cedar, smoke, and black currants. The wine is medium to full-bodied, with admirable purity, a sweet, lush mid-palate, and ripe tannin in the finish. The top-notch 1997 is a restrained classic. Anticipated maturity: now-2020. (Dec 2000) Organic/biodynamic (not certified).
This is just about the best Cab I have ever had. I was lucky enough to stumble across this properly kept bottle at a charity auction for the UNC Childrens' Hospital. The nose comes right at you and says, "This is a cab with depth and subtlety." It is being enjoyed with a couple of lovely strip steaks. If you can get a bottle of this, go for it. It's really grand.
2003 - Enoteca Pinchiorri in Florence. dark purple. perfume of cassis and chocolate. full bady, sweet tannin, a most wonderful velvety texture. 1997 Araujo trump 1996 Lafite. We let the sommelier took away 1996 Lafite but drank 1997 Araujo pass mid night. Life is wonderful.
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Araujo has long made some of the more restrained Cabernets in Napa Valley. The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard is one of the more Left Bank inflected wines in the estate s distinguished history. Beautifully layered and expressive the 2011 graces the palate with exquisite finesse and total harmony. The 2011 isn t a huge explosive wine like the 2010 or 2009 but it stands out for its exceptional length and vibrancy. Readers should not expect an obvious Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. I imagine the 2011 will still be marvelous at age 30 and I won t be surprised if it is one day regarded as one of the great iconic wines of the vintage. The 2011 has been truly special since I started tasting the single blocks in the Spring of 2012. The blend is 94% Cabernet Sauvignon 4% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. 96+ Antonio Galloni.
The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard is simply beautiful. It is easily one of the most complete and compelling wines of the vintage. Rich flashy and open especially within the context of the vintage the 2011 impresses for its depth and polish. Layers of blue and black fruit savory herbs mint and licorice come together in this complete Cabernet. A model of total class and elegance the 2011 is simply remarkable for the year. This is one of the few wines of the vintage with real potential not just for the near-term but also for the future. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2026. -Antonio Galloni Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.
The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard is a surprisingly soft round delicious wine that while quite backward and tannic last year now seems to be up-front forward and easy to drink. Much lighter than I remember with less color saturation the wine has a dark plum/ruby color and an attractive nose of red currants cherries and black currants with some loamy soil notes and hints of licorice. It is mid-weight medium-bodied and ideal for drinking now and over the next 12-14 years. Ro
Smooth, ripe and fleshy, this full-bodied red shows supple black cherry, plum and wild berry framed by a layer of toasty, mocha-laced oak. Elegant, stylish and understated, this gains complexity and depth on the finish, with hints of mineral and grap... Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2006 Araujo Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard 750ml
Full ruby-red. Very ripe aromas of black raspberry, mocha, coffee and nutty oak, plus strong soil tones of spice, tobacco and iron. Wonderfully ripe and full but with a sappy menthol lift to the flavors of currant, minerals, mocha, tobacco and game. ... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2006 Araujo Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard 750ml
Smooth ripe and fleshy this full-bodied red shows supple black cherry plum and wild berry framed by a layer of toasty mocha-laced oak. Elegant stylish and understated this gains complexity and depth on the finish with hints of mineral and graphite. Drink now through 2016. 1 600 cases made. -JL Wine Spectator.
Full ruby-red. Very ripe aromas of black raspberry mocha coffee and nutty oak plus strong soil tones of spice tobacco and iron. Wonderfully ripe and full but with a sappy menthol lift to the flavors of currant minerals mocha tobacco and game. There s something Graves-like to this compellingly sweet wine. Compared to the Altagracia the estate s flagship bottling has more of everything including class. A worthy successor to the superlative 2005. Stephen Tanzers IWC.
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