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Araujo Estate Altagracia Red Wine Napa Valley

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Winemaker's Notes

(From 2007 Vintage) The 2004 Altagrácia expresses the vibrancy of the younger Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon fruit, blended with estate Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. The second cabernet of the estate, it is a serious, compelling wine with opulent fruit and seamless tannins. It exhibits a rich bouquet of warm huckleberries and dried cherries, spiced with cinnamon, espresso, shaved pencil, dried bay leaf and sage. Notes winemaker Francoise Peschon: This blend produced mouth-filling wine of deep color and smooth, sweet tannins. Its intense berry flavors and intriguing slate and mineral notes read more...provide density and complexity. It is ready to drink now, but will easily age for years. (hide)

Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 150
  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 150 on Dec-03