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$172.05 Details
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1998 Araujo - Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon - USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley - Red

USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley

Red Cabernet Sauvignon
Producer Notes

The mission statement reads, in part, "To produce organically grown fruit and with this fruit make a singular wine of the highest caliber and distinction." By all accounts, Bart and Daphne Araujo are succeeding magnificently. The flagship wine, the Cabernet Sauvignon from their own Eisele Vineyards, is hailed by critics and desired by consumers in every vintage. Though first planted to Zinfandel... More »

Score
93
WS 96
IWC 91
WA 92
Drink Dates
WA: 2000-2015 WS: 2006+
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IWC 91
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 96

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.

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WA 92
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 132
Drink Dates 2000-2015

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.

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WS 96
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2006+

Impressive aromas of blackberries, cherries and light vanilla follow through to a full-bodied palate, with very fine, silky tannins and a long, caressing finish. Gorgeous wine. Refined and beautiful. Will improve with age for many years to come, but why wait?

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Author sikora398
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.524%
Tasted On 03/08/2010
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Author fred2288
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 90.943%
Tasted On 06/18/2009
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This wine was magnificent. Perhaps more enjoyable than the '94 mag. It was more open, and it was a perfect experience,

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Author AnDZ wines
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 11/12/2008

Wonderfully balanced from sip to swallow. Very smooth finish - starting to show a bit of leather texture and a hint of strawberry or raspberry on the finish (not the dark fruits of the 97 vintage). All in all, showing wonderfully at the moment - terrific Cab.

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Author Johnnymd
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.664%
Tasted On 06/10/2007

a bit light

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