Araujo Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

$699.00
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SKU 03755

750ml

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The Araujo Estate is a Chateau-style wine property located in the northeast Napa Valley. Its two primary components are the 40-acre Eisele Vineyard, and the winery and cave complex which was designed and built specifically to vinify Eisele Vineyard grapes. The Eisele Vineyard is one of the most respected Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards in the Napa Valley. Warm days, cool nights and well-drained cobbly soils produce remarkable wines. The vineyard was established more than 100 years ago, and was first planted to Cabernet sauvignon in 1964. When Bart and Daphne Araujo acquired it in 1990 they began extensive renovation, refining the varietal mix and upgrading clone-rootstock combinations to realize the property’s potential for joining the international elite of limited production wine estates oriented exclusively to quality.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Brand Araujo
Alcohol/vol 14.8%
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Wine AdvocateBoth 2013s are clearly the finest Eisele wines made under the administration of François Pinault and his top lieutenant, Frédéric Engerer, who also runs the show at Château Latour. The utterly compelling 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon in this vintage and 1,800 cases were made. The wine is off-the-charts great, with an opaque bluish/purple color to the rim, an aroma of pen ink, graphite, blackberry and blueberry fruit, a hint of licorice, camphor and incense. The wine is full-bodied, with extraordinary concentration, remarkable equilibrium and noticeable, but sweet, well-integrated tannin. This is a large-scaled Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, but flawless and with no edges. It is an amazing effort and a great achievement from this incredible terroir. Drink it over the next 30-40 years.

Robert Parker, October 2016