Araujo Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1998 Front Label
Araujo Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1998 Front Label

Araujo Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1998

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750ML / 13.8% ABV
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750ML / 13.8% ABV

Winemaker Notes

This complex yet approachable wine is expressive, seamless, with layered flavors of rich concentrated fruit and sweet tannins that coat the palate. The finish lingers with nuances of mineral and earthy spices, promising years of aging potential.

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RP 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 1998 Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard was bottled earlier than usual as this vintage is not as massive or concentrated as its predecessors. To my palate, the 1998 is good, although I am not convinced it will be long lived. There are 2,300 cases of this 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit-Verdot, and 3% Cabernet Franc blend. It is supple and elegant, with a complex, evolved bouquet of smoke, black currants, spice box, and cedar. In the mouth, the wine is forward with sweet tannin, gorgeously rich, concentrated fruit, and impressively integrated acidity and tannin.
WS 90
Wine Spectator
A supple, harmonious, well-crafted effort, with rich yet subtle earthy currant, tobacco, toasty-cedary oak and spicy anise notes. Very complete and focused, with fine-grained tannins on the finish.
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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.
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RHY117825_1998 Item# 117825

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