2007 Araujo "Eisele Vineyard" Cabernet Sauvignon

2007 Araujo "Eisele Vineyard" Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Enthusiast 98pts: "Profoundly beautiful aroma on this Cab, a perfect union of oaky char and vanilla with ripe blackberries and cassis. Hard to exaggerate the beauty. Powerful, yet never pushy, with classic Napa balance. Rich, sweet, almost meaty, with massive tannins that are refined and smooth. Very great density and weight. Really defines the vineyard, and should age effortlessly for 20 years."


James Suckling 98pts: "This is a little riper on the nose than the 2006, with a light raspberry and blackberry jam character combined with a vanilla latte. Full bodied and juicy, with broader shoulders and round tannins. This is powerful and rich, with loads of ripe tannins and fruit. This is all about layers. Don't touch this until 2015."


IWC 95pts: "Good full ruby-red. Vibrant aromas of deep black raspberry, licorice and violet; quite expressive considering it was bottled about a month prior to my visit. Then dense, deep and very primary, with powerful yet suave flavors of blackberry, smoke, licorice, minerals, chocolate and earth spreading out to saturate the palate. An infant today but the wine's superb persistence and finishing perfume suggest it will rank among the best vintages of this bottling. If there is ever a classification of Napa Valley cabernet vineyards, the Eisele Vineyard would clearly be a grand cru. 95+ (ST)"


Wine Advocate 93pts: "Its deep plum/ruby/purple hue is accompanied by notes of cassis, blueberries and acacia flowers. This medium-bodied effort seems surprisingly reserved and restrained, but it has put on a little weight, revealing sweet tannin as well as a velvety texture. This offering should drink nicely for 12-15 years. (RP)"




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  • Vintage:2007
  • Country:United States
Price: $325.00
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Winemaker's Notes: "The aromas of this wine exhibit profound notes of fresh loam, dusty cocoa powder and crushed rock. In the mouth, spicyblack licorice, dried laurel and delicate violet nuances balance the ripe, juicy, briary black fruit components. On the palate, itis seamless, complete from start to finish, showing the luxurious velvety tannins that are the signature of Eisele Vineyard andending with a long graphite note. Notes winemaker Matt Taylor: This wine is expressive of earth, chocolate, mineral and darkfruit notes, yet the superb silky tannins that persist through the extended finish, and the acidity that preserves freshness, combineto create a balanced, youthful and rich wine with years of ageing potential."

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Additional Information

Size 750ml
Region Napa Valley
Sub Region No
Department US Cabernet & Red Blends
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Designation No
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