Original
6 Ratings
Araujo Estate Altagracia Napa Valley

Wine Description

The nose opens up on notes of blackcurrant, boysenberries and fresh rose petal with a hint of tobacco. The mouthfeel is soft with a savory black fruit sustained by powdery tannins. The ripeness of the fruit translates in earthy aromas with a spicy finish of cinnamon and dark chocolate notes. The vintage brings beautiful aromatic complexity.

Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (1999 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 142
  • Wine Advocate
    (1999 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 142 on Aug-02
  • Wine Spectator
    (1999 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator
  • International Wine Cellar
    (2001 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 114, May/June 2004 ($75; a blend of 80% cabernet sauvignon, 12% merlot and 8% petit verdot) Good dark red. Cool but complex nose melds cherry, currant, cedar and lead pencil. Sweet on entry, then lively in the middle palate, with cool flavors of maraschino cherry, redcurrant, loam and mint. Higher-pitched and less pliant than the Eisele Vineyard cabernet, without the lush texture and ripeness of that wine. The...
  • Robert Parker
    (2001 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 150