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Araujo Napa Valley Eisele Cabernet Sauvignon Qty.available-3 2006

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This wine shows rich aromas of ripe black cherries and currants lifted by mineral notes of graphite dust, floral tones of lavender and violets, and warm notes of brioche, leather, cocoa nib and tar. In the mouth, intense flavors of ripe fruit are structured by beautifully integrated but massive tannins tightly wound around a core of deep sweetness, displaying a brooding palate driven by earthiness. The persistent finish lingers with minerality and sweet tannins. Notes winemaker FranÁoise Peschon: The tiny berries characteristic of the vintage here gave us an intense wine of remarkable depth and intensity, with loads of full, round tannins and mouth-coating flavor, but with delicacy in the dusty potpourri nose and the long graphite finish. The wine is earth-driven, rich and vibrant.

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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

External Reviews for Araujo Napa Valley Eisele Cabernet Sauvignon Qty.available-3

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

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


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

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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This wine shows rich aromas of ripe black cherries and currants lifted by mineral notes of graphite dust, floral tones of lavender and violets, and warm notes of brioche, leather, cocoa nib and tar. In the mouth, intense flavors of ripe fruit are structured by beautifully integrated but massive tannins tightly wound around a core of deep sweetness, displaying a brooding palate driven by earthiness. The persistent finish lingers with minerality and sweet tannins. Notes winemaker FranÁoise Peschon: The tiny berries characteristic of the vintage here gave us an intense wine of remarkable depth and intensity, with loads of full, round tannins and mouth-coating flavor, but with delicacy in the dusty potpourri nose and the long graphite finish. The wine is earth-driven, rich and vibrant.

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