2000 Araujo - Altagracia 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Advocate | Rating: 89

The 2000 Altagracia is a 900-case blend of primarily Cabernet Sauvignon with a touch of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. An elegant, medium-weight Bordeaux-like red with good structure and grip, it offers aromas of tobacco, loamy soil, sweet licorice, and red as well as black fruits. Drink it over the next 7-8 years. The selection for this offering is not made in the vineyard, but rather in May, immediately before bottling.

Drink Dates: 2003-2011
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 150

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating:
Author: Gregg F
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 06/10/2009
Outstanding showing. The 375 is doing its thing early and drinking very well with a foward but balanced jam berry that mellows through the palate. Wonderful finish.

Rating:
Author: Lulu SF
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 08/01/2011

Rating: 89
Author: WineDoc
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 09/02/2013
More Bordeaux-like than Napa when first opened, dark fruit, pencil lead, earth, and some oak. More fruit showed, interestingly, on the second day, when it actually had some layered complexity. Not the best showing for Araujo's second wine, but good. 88-90.

Rating: 89
Author: Anonymous Author
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 06/24/2010
Drink Dates: 2003-2015

Average rating: 89, based on 5 reviews
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457 bottles owned by 149 collectors.

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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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