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2001 Araujo - Syrah Eisele Vineyard Syrah - USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley - Red

USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley

Red Syrah
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 »

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95
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Drink Dates
Comm: 2005-2015 VF: 2005-2015
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 114
Author afikes
Site / Blog   Trust Rating
Tasted On 10/25/2014

Excellent. Opened up nicely after an hour. Plenty of life remaining.

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Author tiberite
Site / Blog mac_h Trust Rating 94.709%
Tasted On 03/06/2011

worth the wait, great bottle of syrah

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Author Peter
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 87.179%
Tasted On 04/17/2010

quite elegant

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Author sikora398
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.524%
Tasted On 07/29/2008

Very fine example of syrah. Inky dark, with bold black currant flavors. Somewhat spicy, peppery finish, which has an almost zinfandel quality to it.

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Author Daniel B
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.286%
Tasted On 02/01/2005
Drink Dates 2005-2015

A wow wine by any measure. Chimerical in nature ? at one time it reminds me of a an ultra ripe La Mouline while the next it presents like a top line Santa Barbara wine such as one of Sine Qua Non?s superb Syrahs. Opaque with light to moderately pigmented legs. Intensely sweet dark fruit aromas envelop dark toast, some minerals, caramel, chocolate, white flowers (honeysuckle), light vanilla, and blueberry pie. Tons of velvety fruit caress the palate. Admirably long with chocolate and oak nuances in the finish. Tannins and acidity are well integrated with the moderate tannins completely obscured by a wealth of fruit. Syrah (or any wine for that matter) does not get much better than this beauty. Five years in the cellar can only help but I would understand drinking this up right now. Intricate and hedonistic at the same time. After receiving a cold soak and extended maceration, the wine was raised in 50% new French oak for 18 months. 96% Syrah and 4% Viognier.

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