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Date Printed: 12/26/2014
Araujo Estate Syrah Eisele Vineyard 1995
Araujo Estate Syrah Eisele Vineyard 1995
(search item no. 126480)
collectible wine
boutique wine
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older vintages

The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 12/26/2014: $239.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1996 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1994 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
1993 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine is brimming with full-bodied flavors of jammy, ripe black fruit, dried cranberries, and cherry preserves. Winemaker Francoise Peschon notes: The addition of Viognier adds an aromatic floral intrigue and softens the massive tannins in this intensely flavored wine. The notes of allspice, cinnamon, and hints of white pepper give a lasting spicy finish to the huge flavors and mouthfilling texture. It is intensely concentrated and surprisingly supple. This wine should age effortlessly for 20 years.
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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 cobbly soils that produce a low-yielding crop of exceptionally concentrated fruit. Bart and Daphne Araujo acquired the Eisele Vineyard in 1990, and committed to producing only wines of the highest caliber and distinction. Araujo Estate produces 4 wines each vintage: Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard, Altagracia, Syrah Eisele Vineyard and Sauvignon Blanc Eisele Vineyard.