Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard, Araujo 2012

RegionU.S.A.
SubregionNapa Valley
ColourRed
TypeStill


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U.S.A.2012Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard, AraujoBT103,200.00cs97 RPAdd to Basket
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Tasting Notes

The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard, 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, is a relatively powerful statement from the new owners. Dense ruby/purple in color, with an exceptional nose of crème de cassis, a touch of mulberry and spice. The oak is completely obscured by the lavish, concentrated, ripe fruit and multi-dimensional mid-palate that expands beautifully, but with no sense of heaviness. The wine is rich and full-bodied, but with velvety tannin and stunning purple and black fruits. This is a beauty, with savoriness that’s hard to articulate. The finish goes on for a good 45+ seconds. This is a beauty that’s velvety, opulent and capable of drinking well now or in 25 to 30+ years.

Score: 97Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (222), December 2015

The flagship offering, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard is a much longer-term proposition, even for a 2012. It boasts a thick-looking, dense ruby/purple color, sensational extract and richness, abundant notes of blackcurrants, blueberries, blackberries, spring flowers and forest floor, and full body. However, it pulls back before it becomes heavy or overly extracted. The finish lasts 45-50 seconds. This beauty is still in barrel, and will warrant 5-6 years of patience after its release. Like most Cabernet Sauvignons made from the Eisele Vineyard, it should keep for 25-30 years. The only difference I could find between this effort and those made by the Araujo family is that the 2012 possesses slightly more density and structure.

Score: 96/98+Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (215), November 2014

This is the first hands-on vintage for the owners of Château Latour, and their precision winemaking comes through. A pure cabernet sauvignon joy, with black fruit, sage and spearmint. Full body with compressed tannins. Better in 2018.

Score: 98James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, April 2015

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