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2003 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
WA 96
93
WS 91
IWC 94(+?)
Drink Dates
WA: 2013-2021 WS: 2009-2013
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IWC 94(+?)
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 126

(88% cabernet sauvignon, 9% cabernet franc and 3% petit verdot) Good ruby-red. Captivating aromas of black raspberry, toffee, mocha and flowers. Dense, lush and sweet, with fruit flavors complicated by game, mocha and brown spices. This offers lovely harmony and finishes very suave and very long, with an enticing fruit/tannin balance. Likely to age well.

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WA 96
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 207
Drink Dates 2013-2021

Absolutely superb, this 2003 is drinking beautifully. This blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot from the famous hillside Eisele Vineyard in northeast Napa Valley tips the scales at 14.5% natural alcohol. Gorgeously fresh black currant and black raspberry notes intermixed with spring flowers and forest floor jump from the glass from one of the most aromatically complex wines of the vintage. Medium to full-bodied with sweet fruit, velvety, melted, integrated tannin, a round, generous mouthfeel and no evidence of oak, this is a classy, elegant as well as substantial beauty that continues to age well. It may even be superior to Araujo's 2002, which, on paper, is a better vintage. The seductive, alluring 2003 should remain at this level for another 5-8 years, but there is no reason to defer your gratification. Bravo!

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WS 91
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2009-2013

Wonderfully executed ripe cherry and currant-laced fruit is shaded by spicy, toasty oak that picks up hints of mocha and espresso. Avoids excessive ripeness and is well-balanced, with a long finish that shows firm, structured tannins and a touch of mineral. 1,600 cases made.

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Author fred2288
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 90.943%
Tasted On 07/15/2012
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Drank along with the '05. The '05 was better

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Author Johnnymd
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.591%
Tasted On 01/02/2012

Just doesn't live up to the ratings or cost. I find no real benefit from aging either.

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Author Kiki
Site / Blog kelly@kellyflemingwines.com  Trust Rating 97.778%
Tasted On 08/11/2009
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excellent vintage from stellar performer. great area and terroir, sense of place. will last for 20 years, out bordeaux the bordeaux

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