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Araujo Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

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750ML / 14.1% ABV
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750ML / 14.1% ABV

Winemaker Notes

This wine exudes power and grace, and its opaque ruby color only hints at the intense, concentrated aromatics and tastesthat follow. Forward flavors of blackberry, cassis and dark cherry overlay an earthy backdrop of dark chocolate, leather,tobacco, licorice and roasted chestnuts. Notes reminiscent of spice cake, cinnamon, ginger, molasses and candied fruitadd a subtle sweetness; while nuances of acacia flowers, rose petal and granite increase complexity.

Blend: 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot and 3% Merlot

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WS 92
Wine Spectator
Complete and very complex, exhibiting rich plum and red currant flavors, with touches of anise, sage, herb and mineral. Plush, focused aftertaste.
RP 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard is a 1,700 case blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Petit Verdot and Merlot. This vintage produced lighter wines, resulting in a Bordeaux-like example of this cuvee. After 22 months in oak, this textured, perfumed Cabernet offers up aromas of black currants, earth, and lilacs (reminiscent of Chateau Margaux). It possesses a deep ruby/purple color as well as medium body, a good texture, a slight austerity, but brilliant purity and balance. A lighter-weight effort by Araujo’s standards, it is extremely well-balanced and approachable.
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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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