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2003 Eisele Vineyard (Araujo) Viognier

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SKU: 43070-2003-750

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  • Self | Rating: 89

    Araujo sporadically makes a Viognier. Whether it is produced as a separate varietal or not depends on how much they use for the Sauvignon Blanc and Syrah in the given year. They make the wine entirely in stainless steel and prevent malolactic fermentation from occurring. The 2003 is quite gold in color with strong aromas of peach, apricot, stone, and spice. Good viscosity and acidity with lots of peach and wax in the mouth. Ends a bit too soon. This wine is designed for drinking not aging so drink now.
    Drink Dates: 2005
    Author: Daniel B
  • Self | Rating: 92

    rhone style and wonderful
    Author: Kiki
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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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 37 bottles owned
  • 9 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 91
    (Out of 9 collectors)