Araujo Estate Syrah Eisele Vineyard 2005

Syrah/Shiraz from Napa Valley, California

Price: $90.00
Sold Out
The 1995 vintage is available for: $239.00
1
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Buy Now
Item No. 113016
  • ST94
  • RP93
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:
show more

Winemaker's Notes

This flamboyant wine shows dark, rich purple in the glass, and displays a racy nose of bacon, bitter chocolate, coffee bean and nutmeg. In the mouth, it coats the tongue with opulent flavors of ripe, dark fruit lifted by floral notes of honeysuckle, ending with impeccably fine tannins and a long, mineral note. Notes winemaker Francoise Peschon: The 2005 Syrah shows tremendous complexity in its range from ‘sauvage' to finesse, capturing the flamboyance, opulence and exoticism of the varietal in all its wildness, while the exceptional tannin quality of the vintage stands out in its purity and intensity.

Critical Acclaim

"Bright, saturated ruby. Distinctly wild aromas of blackberry, violet, game and pepper. Dense, wild and complex, with a remarkably fine grain to its savory flavors of meat, pepper, soy sauce and Asian spices. At once viscous and juicy, finishing very long, with suave tannins. This reminded me of my early tasting of the superb 2001. The 2004 is simultaneously more flatteur in the middle palate and more tannic on the aftertaste, while this is more laid-back and sophisticated. Range 92-94."
94 Points

"The 2005 Syrah Eisele Vineyard displays an attractive meaty character along with smoky blackberry fruit and a hint of charcoal. Soft and lush with French-like elegance as well as complexity, and a delicious, long, supple finish, it will be drinkable over the next 7-8 years or longer."
93 Points

Customer Reviews Sign In to Add Your Own

Mike A R - Forest Park, IL (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(5/4/2012)
Please sign in or create a profile to rate

Learn About Araujo

Since 1971, some of California's most ageworthy and intensely-flavored Cabernet Sauvignons have been made from grapes grown at the Eisele Vineyard, located on a benchland near the northern end of Napa Valley, just east of Calistoga. Protected by the Palisades Mountains to the north and cooled by westerly breezes from the Chalk Hill Gap, this 38-acre vineyard is planted on warm...

Read More About Araujo

Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

Read More About Napa Valley

Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

Read More About Syrah/Shiraz

Related Products
The Hillside Estate Syrah shows notes of black pepper, raspberries, cola and Provenal herbs. The flavors round out into friendly ...
RINAEISAH_2005

About Professional Ratings

close
Please login or create an account to create a wine list.
close
close
New Arrival Alert
Also sign me up for Wine.com emails featuring deals, trends and new arrivals
Your alert has been added!

Remember, you can go to my account > my alerts to view/edit your alerts at any time (or click here if you want to see them now!)

Membership Benefits


  • • Unlimited FREE ground shipping.
  • • Fast & convenient delivery to your door.
  • • Shop with confidence, satisfaction guaranteed.

Ship on us for a month!

Start My Free Trial

After your free trial, StewardShip is just $49/year.

*Some exclusions apply

close popup