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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: dowsk
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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.


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

Five glasses


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

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/11/2011

Full ruby-red. Expressive nose combines black raspberry, currant, black cherry, chocolate, tobacco and sandalwood. Lush and sweet but fresh, with a firm edge of acidity giving shape to the flavors. Big and mouthfilling but not at all heavy. The tanni... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1997 Araujo Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard 750ml


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Source: Vintners Cru
03/15/2012

92 Points "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 classic, restrained." Wine Advocate #132 Dec 2000, Robert Parker



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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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