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Araujo Napa Valley Eisele Cabernet Sauvignon Qty.available-2 1997

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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).

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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

Member Reviews for Araujo Napa Valley Eisele Cabernet Sauvignon Qty.available-2

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Snooth User: Gbuck
8123885
5.00 5
Vintage: 2004 08/05/2008

Five glasses


Snooth User: ncmathsadist
393787126
5.00 5
Vintage: 2003 09/17/2011

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.

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highly recommended

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

Five glasses


Snooth User: shaferguy
8545520
5.00 5
Vintage: 2002 09/04/2008

Five glasses


Snooth User: perrykho
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5.00 5
Vintage: 1999 10/26/2013

95 Pts


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

Five glasses


Snooth User: dowsk
3447881
5.00 5
11/11/2007

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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External Reviews for Araujo Napa Valley Eisele Cabernet Sauvignon Qty.available-2

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2011 10/31/2014

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.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2011 10/31/2014

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.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2006 06/20/2014

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.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2006 06/20/2014

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


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2006 11/03/2011

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


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2006 11/23/2010

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


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2006 02/16/2010

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


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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).

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