Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard, Araujo 2011

RegionU.S.A.
SubregionNapa Valley
ColourRed
TypeStill


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U.S.A.2011Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard, AraujoBT102,400.00cs98 JSAdd to Basket
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Tasting Notes

Compelling aromas of black fruits such as brambleberries, plus blueberries and fresh mushrooms. Asphalt, too. Forest fruits. The tannins just melt into the wine as you taste it. Aristocratic and regal in style and length. A powdery, fascinating texture. From biodynamically grown grapes. Drink now, but better in 2017.

Score: 98James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, May 2014

Araujo has long made some of the more restrained Cabernets in Napa Valley. The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard is one of the more Left Bank inflected wines in the estate's distinguished
history. Beautifully layered and expressive, the 2011 graces the palate with exquisite finesse and total harmony. The 2011 isn't a huge, explosive wine like the 2010 or 2009, but it stands out for its
exceptional length and vibrancy. Readers should not expect an obvious Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. I imagine the 2011 will still be marvelous at age 30, and I won't be surprised if it is one day
regarded as one of the great, iconic wines of the vintage. The 2011 has been truly special since I started tasting the single blocks in the Spring of 2012. The blend is 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc.

Score: 96+Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, November 2013

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