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Araujo Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Details

Vineyard

Araujo

Style

Red

Wine Description

(2011 Vintage) Bright red-ruby. Nobler on the nose than the Altagracia, displaying scents of currant, licorice and tobacco lifted by a sexy floral topnote. Broad and supple in the mouth, but with lovely definition and power to the flavors of plum, currant, brown spices and brown sugar.

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    This wine was drinking beautifully - balance of full bright fruit with wood notes of light to medium cigar box. Full mouthfeel with long deep cherry finish.

    about 1 month
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