46 Ratings
Araujo Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard

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Wine Description

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.

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  • Wine Advocate
    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.
  • International Wine Cellar
    Medium-deep red. Complex, inviting aromas of plum, leather, spice, game and Burgundian earth tones. Lush and sweet in the mouth, with plum, meat and leather flavors. Harmonious acids give shape to the wine without drying it. Finishes with sweet, rich tannins and very good length. This has filled in very nicely since I tasted it from barrel a year ago. A real standout of the vintage.
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/31/01
  • Robert Parker