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2004 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
95
WA 94
WS 95
IWC 94
Drink Dates
Comm: 2011-2024 WS: 2009-2020
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IWC 94
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 132

(includes about 3% each cabernet franc and petit verdot) Saturated ruby-red. Highly nuanced, Graves-like aromas of black plum, raspberry, warm stones, tobacco, minerals and nutty oak. Sweet, suave and wonderfully fine-grained wine with a fleshiness given shape by harmonious acidity. A step up in intensity from the '03 bottling, with the petit verdot component adding aromatic character and structure. Finishes with lingering sweet notes of cherry and currant.

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WA 94
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 174

The 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard shows surprisingly more tannin than the 2005. Perhaps it is at the stage where it has been in the bottle for about a year and is beginning to shut down ever so slightly. A blend of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, the wine has a dense ruby/purple color and some sweet and spicy notes intermixed with white chocolate, black currant, crushed rock, and some underbrush and floral scents. It is medium to full-bodied, firmly structured, and reminiscent of a top first- or second-growth Bordeaux because of the tannin structure and austerity. It is an interesting, almost atypical wine for this vintage in Napa, but the Eisele Vineyard is a world unto its own, so I am not actually surprised. Remarkably, the 2005, which usually comes across as a more Bordeaux-styled vintage, is actually softer than this 2004, at least for now. One of California's and the world's great wine estates, Araujo continues to exhibit remarkable consistency and impeccably high quality. Little seems to change other than some minor tweaking with respect to viticulture and winemaking. The team of Bart and Daphne Araujo, their talented longtime winemaker, Francoise Peschon, and the globe-trotting oenologist, Michel Rolland, are to be commended on the extraordinary elegance of these wines.

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WS 95
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2009-2020

Firm, tight and well-structured, with a medley of floral, spice and dried currant and a touch of herb and cedary oak. Well-integrated, focused and concentrated, with a long, deep, persistent finish. Will reward cellaring.

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Author Johnnymd
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.439%
Tasted On 07/23/2014
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Author PLevensohn
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.26%
Tasted On 07/25/2011
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Author David 429
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.667%
Tasted On 11/16/2010
Drink Dates 2010-2030

Deep almost black in color, beautiful nose of berries, cassis and leather, thick almost port like with soft well integrated tannins and a long finish, almost one minute.

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Author juglum
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.196%
Tasted On 10/03/2009
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Author Derald L
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 68.75%
Tasted On 06/11/2009
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Author qiiidad
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 11/07/2008

wow...put together beautifully...super long finish..great fruit

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Author Daniel B
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.259%
Tasted On 11/20/2007
Drink Dates 2013-2018

Deeply colored with aromas of cocoa, scant warm minerals, caramel, and cherries. While the nose lacks complexity, the wine really expands in the mouth with enjoyable sweet chocolate and cherry flavors. Length is good but the initial pop on the palate fades quicker than expected. A user friendly Araujo Cabernet that is not really designed to be a long distance runner. Like many Cabs from this hot vintage it lacks some structure. As good as this Cabernet is, I must admit its a let down compared to the 2001, 2002, and 2003. Tasted from a half bottle. 14.6% alcohol. This wine can be enjoyed now with great relish but a cellar snooze of about six years is likely needed for the wine to reach maturity.

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