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2006 Araujo - Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon - USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley - Red

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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 »

WA 92-93
WS 91
IWC 95
Drink Dates
Comm: 2011-2018 WA: 2010-2030 WS: 2009-2016
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750ml $255.00

IWC 95
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 144

($265; 88.5% cabernet sauvignon, 6% cabernet franc, 4% petit verdot and 1.5% merlot) Full ruby-red. Very ripe aromas of black raspberry, mocha, coffee and nutty oak, plus strong soil tones of spice, tobacco and iron. Wonderfully ripe and full but with a sappy menthol lift to the flavors of currant, minerals, mocha, tobacco and game. There's something Graves-like to this compellingly sweet wine. Compared to the Altagracia, the estate's flagship bottling has more of everything, including class. A worthy successor to the superlative 2005.

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WA 92-93
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 180
Drink Dates 2010-2030

The dense ruby/purple-tinged 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard is more tannic, backward, and austere than either the 2005 or 2007. Although more monolithic than its siblings, it displays the Eisele character in its blue and black fruit, crushed rock, and flowery personality. It should be forgotten for 2-3 years, then enjoyed over the following two decades.

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WS 91
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2009-2016

Smooth, ripe and fleshy, this full-bodied red shows supple black cherry, plum and wild berry framed by a layer of toasty, mocha-laced oak. Elegant, stylish and understated, this gains complexity and depth on the finish, with hints of mineral and graphite. 1,600 cases made.

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Author CBS Wine
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.165%
Tasted On 05/20/2013
Drink Dates 2013-2025
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Author Pierre T184
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.121%
Tasted On 03/14/2013
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Author Jeffrey M989
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.434%
Tasted On 06/13/2010
Drink Dates 2010-2012

Good to very good. Very smooth with flavors of berry and licorice. A nice big wine, but not as overpowering as some other cabs in its class. I think it's ready to drink now.

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