Volker Eisele Family Estate

Quail Ridge

Volker Eisele Vineyard Reserve Merlot 1999

Cherry cola, overripe strawberry, green pepper, a dash of oak, and some foresty mushrooms. Layered and balanced beautifully. Opened slowly over a few hours. Delicious. — 19 days ago

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Araujo Estate

Eisele Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Nice and crisp. — 24 days ago

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Araujo Estate

Vieilles Vignes Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Solid 9.5. Did not match up to the Maybach/Abreu/SQN last night but still excellent. Much lighter on the palate even less than than an Aubert Pinot, great aromatics, classic Cab flavors but not the rich, dark, deep flavors of last night. — 3 months ago

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Araujo Estate

Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1998

Melting into its perfect frame, everything is just right in this sublime gem. Strawberry compote and layers of light cassis, bridle leather. So much going on but likely a bit past its peak. Beautiful. — 2 days ago

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Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1975


1975 Phelps Eisele Vineyard. Dinner at Tap w Frederic. Drank first, before the 1990 Leroy Richebourg, and then the 1975 Mayacamas Napa Mountain CS. This was our favorite. Decanted right before serving and the nose was super refined and elegant. The finish went on forever. Probably should be drinking sooner rather than later. — 23 days ago

Domaine Leroy

Richebourg Grand Cru Pinot Noir 1990


1990 Leroy Richebourg. Dinner at Tap w Frederic. Drank after the 1975 Phelps Eisele and before the 1975 Mayacamas. We decanted just before serving and it definitely needed more time to open up. The nose was elegant and multidimensional, but perhaps because we didn’t give the wine enough time, the wine was very restrained in the mouth. Beautiful fruit up front, really elegant finish, but almost no mid-palate. Very austere in the middle. This righted itself once the wine had some time. — 23 days ago

Eisele Vineyard

Altagracia Calistoga Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Well made “second” wine, this a crowd pleaser with statue. Smooth velvet entry with soft “powder style” tannins, nice integrated wood and of course the light tobacco i the mouth. Somewhere it brings me to the style of Pontet Canet, and this is at the age of six a wine to watch. Big 👏👏 for the role of the Petit Verdot and CF in this wine, it gives the wine a nice kick. — 20 days ago

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Mayacamas Vineyards

California Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 1975


1975 Mayacamas. Dinner at Tap w Frederic. Drank last, after the 1975 Phelps Eisele and the 1990 Leroy. We opened and poured it. The nose was a little dusty at first (Frederic detected a little cork, even), but this blew off pretty quickly. This wine was the opposite of the Eisele, which was refined and elegant. This wine was muscular and punchy. A much bigger wine in the mouth. Will probably last longer than the Eisele. — 23 days ago

Araujo Estate

Eisele Vineyard Syrah 2008

Floral, blueberries, some chocolate and licorice.
Drinking really well
— 4 months ago

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