1993 Araujo - Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard 750ml

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1993 Araujo - Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard
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Score: 95
Author: Daniel B
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 03/01/2003
Drink Dates: 2007-2015
Aged for 22 months in 75% new French oak, this wine is just entering early maturity despite the wine?s color showing no degradation at all. One could easily mistake the color for a barrel sample. The wine is a blend of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Petit Verdot. A just opening nose of black fruits, cocoa, and warm spice. Tannins are there but well integrated. Drinking well now but probably ? point in 2007. The 93 should easily last through 2015.

About This Producer


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 and Riesling in the 1880s, the Eisele Vineyard has been the home of world class Cabernet since 1964. The low-yielding vines lie on property just east of Calistoga, where the vines are protected by the Palisades Mountains and cooled by the breeze from the Chalk Hill Gap. The harvested fruit is rich and concentrated, lending intense character to the finished wine. Under the direction of winemaker Francoise Peschon, Araujo produces four wines each year: the Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard; Altagracia, a second estate Cabernet; Syrah Eisele Vineyard; and Sauvignon Blanc Eisele Vineyard. In some vintages, a Viognier may also be produced.

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