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33 Ratings
Araujo Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Details

Vineyard

Araujo

Style

Red

Wine Description

(1991 Vintage) The wine shows the distinctive Eisele Vineyard characteristics of rich currant, black cherry, chocolate and mineral, complemented by nuances of anise, bay, cedar and toffee. What strikes consulting winemaker Tony Soter most notably is the wine’s “textural opulence”: The wine is exceptionally dense and concentrated yet supple, with fine integrated tannins and a lingering finish reminiscent of wet granite or slate. The wine is elegant, rich and balanced, but still reserved; it will continue to evolve in complexity and age in the manner of the classic Eisele Vineyard cabernets.

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Advocate
    (1998 Vintage) The 1998 Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard was bottled earlier than usual as this vintage is not as massive or concentrated as its predecessors. To my palate, the 1998 is good, although I am not convinced it will be long lived. There are 2,300 cases of this 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit-Verdot, and 3% Cabernet Franc blend. It is supple and elegant, with a complex, evolved bouquet of smoke, black currants, spice box, and cedar. In the mouth, the wine is forward with sweet tannin, gorgeously rich, concentrated fruit, and impressively integrated acidity and tannin. Drink this alluring charmer now and over the next 12-15 years.
  • Wine Spectator
    (1998 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/31/01
  • Robert Parker
    (1998 Vintage)
  • Wine Advocate
    (2000 Vintage) Rating: (90-93) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 142 on Aug-02
  • Wine Spectator
    (2000 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator