Araujo Estate

Altagracia II Napa Red Wine Red Bordeaux Blend

9.319 ratings
9.23 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Bernard Rethore

Owner, Fion Wines

9.1

Starts out as a Cali cab and moves into a Bordeaux style wine with air. I’d let it go for a while longer as the tannins are still pronounced

Starts out as a Cali cab and moves into a Bordeaux style wine with air. I’d let it go for a while longer as the tannins are still pronounced

Dec 10th, 2017
Eric Vishria

Excellent. Not over extracted, overly tannic. Just perfect with short ribs.

Excellent. Not over extracted, overly tannic. Just perfect with short ribs.

1 person found it helpfulOct 21st, 2016
Joel Raniolo

Wow!

Sep 16th, 2018
Lucy Stark

Plum, black currant, some smoke and leather. 2009 vintage is lovely.

Plum, black currant, some smoke and leather. 2009 vintage is lovely.

Oct 14th, 2017
Andy Demaree

Opens with classic CA fruit but, with an hour or two of air, it starts to lean more Bordeaux-esque. There's a rustic earthiness that echoes Pessac-Leognan on the midpalate, followed by woodsy and herbal flourishes over dusty red fruit in the close. Still plenty of fine grained tannin here, so this should have at least 4-5 good years ahead of it.

Opens with classic CA fruit but, with an hour or two of air, it starts to lean more Bordeaux-esque. There's a rustic earthiness that echoes Pessac-Leognan on the midpalate, followed by woodsy and herbal flourishes over dusty red fruit in the close. Still plenty of fine grained tannin here, so this should have at least 4-5 good years ahead of it.

Jun 5th, 2017
Simon Haidamous

Holy crap. Thankful to have another bottle of this around.

Holy crap. Thankful to have another bottle of this around.

Apr 25th, 2016
Simon Haidamous

This is the real deal. People always ask me what wines I remember the most. This is one of those wines.

This is the real deal. People always ask me what wines I remember the most. This is one of those wines.

Apr 18th, 2016
Carl Fischer

Absolutely delicious and super well-balanced. I'm impressed especially considering this is Araujo's third (!) label. I'm not sure they even make the Altagracia II anymore, think just the Altagracia? Can't remember how or where I acquired this but wish I had more!

Absolutely delicious and super well-balanced. I'm impressed especially considering this is Araujo's third (!) label. I'm not sure they even make the Altagracia II anymore, think just the Altagracia? Can't remember how or where I acquired this but wish I had more!

Nov 12th, 2015
Stanley Barrios

Stanley had this 9 months ago

Stanley had this 9 months ago

Jul 19th, 2018
Mitzi Inglis

Marketing/Public Relations, Joseph Phelps Vineyards

9.3

Mitzi had this 2 years ago

Mitzi had this 2 years ago

Dec 21st, 2016