2012 Araujo Estate Cabernet Eisele Vineyard

Origin
Calistoga, Napa Valley, Napa County, California, The Americas United States
Colour
red
Wine Style
dry
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon
Farming Style
biodynamic
Closure Style
cork
Maturity
drink or keep
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Quantity
3
Wine Score
97 points, Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, Dec 2015
93-96 points, Stephen Tanzer, vinous.com, May 2014
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    Case 3x75cl - 1
    £780.00

    *Estimated date for Stock on Order: 27 August 2019

Media Reviews

Robert Parker

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. 97 points

Stephen Tanzer

(the new team here recently finalized the blend): Bright ruby. High-pitched floral and medicinal notes perk up aromas of blackberry and cassis. Densely packed and sweet, but with a delightfully sappy quality and juicy, integrated acidity enlivening the middle palate. Sugar and phenolic ripeness were neck-and-neck at the time of the 2012 harvest, noted winemaker Nigel Kinsman. Very intense, long wine with noble tannins taking a back seat to the fruit today. 93-96 points

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