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Araujo Napa Valley Eisele Cabernet Sauvignon Qty.available-5 1996

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This powerful wine is brimming with flavors of ripe dark fruit--blackberry, blueberry, plum and blackcurrant--balanced by dark chocolate, roasted coffee, spice and sweet vanilla notes. Winemaker Françoise Peschon comments: there is an earthy and mineral character typical of the Eisele Vineyard terroir, with seamless fine-grained tannins that are elegantly integrated. Dense and structured, this wine will benefit from several more years of bottle age, and should age gracefully for at least two decades.

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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

External Reviews for Araujo Napa Valley Eisele Cabernet Sauvignon Qty.available-5

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/22/2010

...offers an attractive nose of black fruits intermixed with toast, minerals, subtle tar, and wood smoke. Full-bodied, with impressive purity, a multi-layered mid-palate and finish, it is an expressive, pure, powerful, and large-boned wine. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1996 Araujo Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/24/2012

Smooth and polished, with detailed flavors of ripe plum, black cherry, spice and light oak, this pedigreed red turns rich and elegant, with a long, complex aftertaste. Best from 2001 through 2008. -JL Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1996 Araujo Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard 750ml



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This powerful wine is brimming with flavors of ripe dark fruit--blackberry, blueberry, plum and blackcurrant--balanced by dark chocolate, roasted coffee, spice and sweet vanilla notes. Winemaker Françoise Peschon comments: there is an earthy and mineral character typical of the Eisele Vineyard terroir, with seamless fine-grained tannins that are elegantly integrated. Dense and structured, this wine will benefit from several more years of bottle age, and should age gracefully for at least two decades.

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