This powerful wine is brimming with flavors of ripe dark fruit—blackberry, blueberry, plum and blackcurrant—balanced by dark chocolate, roasted coffee, spice and sweet vanilla notes.
Winemaker Francoise Peschon comments: There is an
earthy and mineral character typical of the Eisele Vineyard terroir, with seamless fine-grained tannins that are elegantly integrated. Dense and structured, this wine will benefit from several more years of bottle age, and should age gracefully for at least two decades.
"Smooth and polished, with detailed flavors of ripe plum, black cherry, spice and light oak, this pedigreed red turns rich and elegant, with a long, complex aftertaste."
"The saturated purple-colored 1996 Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard offers an attractive nose of black fruits intermixed with toast, minerals, subtle tar, and wood smoke. Full-bodied, with impressive purity, a multi-layered mid-palate and finish, it is an expressive, pure, powerful, and large-boned wine."
The Wine Advocate
"Very saturated red-ruby color. Knockout aromas of roasted plum, melted toffee, leather, violet and tobacco. Thick, ripe and palate-caressing; tactile, lush and seamless. Great richness currently hides sound underlying structure. Offers really wonderful flavor in the mouth. Strong juice.
International Wine Cellar