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Araujo Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Details

Vineyard

Araujo

Style

Red

Wine Description

(1998 Vintage) With its rich ruby color, this supple and elegant wine exudes dark notes of black cherry, black currant, tobacco, coffee and cedar, and whispers a suggestion of violets and nutmeg. It fills the mouth with luscious fruit and warm silky tannins.

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