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2007 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 87
IWC 95(+?)
WA 90-92
Drink Dates
Comm: 2013-2025 WA: 2010-2025 WS: 2010-2017
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750ml $245.00
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IWC 95(+?)
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 150

($275) Good full ruby-red. Vibrant aromas of deep black raspberry, licorice and violet; quite expressive considering it was bottled about a month prior to my visit. Then dense, deep and very primary, with powerful yet suave flavors of blackberry, smoke, licorice, minerals, chocolate and earth spreading out to saturate the palate. An infant today but the wine's superb persistence and finishing perfume suggest it will rank among the best vintages of this bottling. If there is ever a classification of Napa Valley cabernet vineyards, the Eisele Vineyard would clearly be a grand cru.

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WA 90-92
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 186
Drink Dates 2010-2025

Perhaps the biggest shock here was the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard. My first notes were, "A change of style?" This wine looked sensational last year, but while lacking the power, concentration, substance, and depth of the greatest vintages, the wine came across as restrained and low key. I rarely see such dramatic shifts as noticed with the 2007 Eisele Vineyard. We will see - wines do go through unusual states, and this has been a remarkable Cabernet Sauvignon from one of the great heritage sites of Napa Valley for nearly 40 years, so one has to give it the benefit of the doubt, but I am calling it the way I tasted it.

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WS 87
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2010-2017

Though a very good wine, this is disappointing considering the producer's history. Trim and focused, with full-bodied flavors built around dried currant, herb, mineral and sage, but ending with a clipped finish of dried berry and herb. Tasted four times, with consistent notes.

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Author CBS Wine
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.304%
Tasted On 08/16/2013
Drink Dates 2013-2025
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Author fred2288
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 90.943%
Tasted On 02/17/2012
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Magnificent!

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Author tiberite
Site / Blog mac_h Trust Rating 94.858%
Tasted On 12/27/2011
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Author Jeffrey M989
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.438%
Tasted On 03/04/2011

I think WS was a little hard on this wine. Firm with some green flavors that are a pleasant alternative to the big fruit of most of the '07 Napa cabs. The finish was a little thin, though, and it doesn't merit the high price.

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