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2001 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
96
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Drink Dates
Comm: 2010-2018 VF: 2008-2022
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2 for sale
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 114
Author Lulu SF
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.588%
Tasted On 08/01/2011
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Author Johnnymd
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.495%
Tasted On 07/13/2011

Way over-rated. Good, complex, and not a fruit bomb but please, not a 99! Too tart, and brief with fading fruit. No way this will last 25 yrs more.

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Author swimmer
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.436%
Tasted On 12/17/2009

Classic Eisele Vineyard wine. Ageless. Unique fruit with coffee, tobacco, leather nuances. Very sophisticated and special. Takes a while to open up - suggest decanting.

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Author Kiki
Site / Blog kelly@kellyflemingwines.com  Trust Rating 97.778%
Tasted On 07/21/2009
Drink Dates 2009-2020

being a neighbor to this wonderful estate makes it even more of a pleasure to have this outstanding wine. great balance and with characteristic cassis and blackberry aromas. excellent and long finish and great mouth feel.

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Author sikora398
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.524%
Tasted On 02/28/2009

Phenomenal! A show stopper of a wine with earthy notes as well as a metallic twinge on the mid palate. 20 second finish leaves you waiting for the next sip. A great effort, from an excellent vintage.

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Author Daniel B
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.259%
Tasted On 02/01/2005
Drink Dates 2011-2017+

I'm not happy about the egregious price increase (up $35 a bottle compared to the 2000) but the quality of this wine is exceptional and likely is the best Araujo Cabernet Sauvignon yet fashioned (at a minimum the best since 1996). Deeply colored with lots of thin moderately pigmented legs. Complex ever changing aromas of milk, baker?s chocolate, ripe almost syrupy cherries, milk chocolate brownies, blackberry, a touch of blueberry, and just a hint of minerals. Thick and fairly heavy tannins but they are so smooth and velvety one barely notices them. Intense flavors coat the palate and last for over a minute. Surprisingly good acidity despite the wine?s incredibly deep fruit. A wine so good that you don'twant to share. Powerful yet ethereal ? what every wine strives for but so few achieve. Very forward. After receiving a cold soak and extended maceration, the wine was raised in 100% new French oak for 22 months. 96% Cabernet and 4% Franc.

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