Araujo Estate

Altagracia Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.3399 ratings
9.2102 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Hard Cheese, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Duck, Blue Cheese, Onion
Top Notes For
Al Shikoh

opaque ruby violet; blackberry, licorice, graphite, camphor, mint, vanilla, hints of smoke; classically styled, medium+ acid, fine grained tannins, 14.8% ABV; blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot, and 4% Malbec, majority from the eastern parcels of the Eisele Vineyard, farmed organically and biodynamically, 2nd wine to the Eisele Vineyard Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, 1st vintage under Pinault rather than Araujo ownership

opaque ruby violet; blackberry, licorice, graphite, camphor, mint, vanilla, hints of smoke; classically styled, medium+ acid, fine grained tannins, 14.8% ABV; blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot, and 4% Malbec, majority from the eastern parcels of the Eisele Vineyard, farmed organically and biodynamically, 2nd wine to the Eisele Vineyard Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, 1st vintage under Pinault rather than Araujo ownership

Sep 8th, 2019
Henrik Poulsen

In a great spot now.

In a great spot now.

Sep 7th, 2018
Aaron Means

Quite closed and tight knit at the moment. Deep dark cherries, plum, hint of licorice, tannic, and pencil lead. Has the stuffing for amazing development. A little heat from the alcohol is my only drawback from rating this better.

Quite closed and tight knit at the moment. Deep dark cherries, plum, hint of licorice, tannic, and pencil lead. Has the stuffing for amazing development. A little heat from the alcohol is my only drawback from rating this better.

Nov 5th, 2017
Shay A
9.4

A few days late in posting wines from the Wine Thief dinner last weekend. A nice selection of wines, most of which Iā€™d never had before.

Possibly WOTN for me. Never had Altagracia or Araujo before. The nose on this made me swoon. Silky in every way. Plum, lavender, blueberry, on the palate with a savory and lean finish. Excellent!

A few days late in posting wines from the Wine Thief dinner last weekend. A nice selection of wines, most of which Iā€™d never had before.

Possibly WOTN for me. Never had Altagracia or Araujo before. The nose on this made me swoon. Silky in every way. Plum, lavender, blueberry, on the palate with a savory and lean finish. Excellent!

Nov 3rd, 2017
Kevin Ortzman

A very complex Boudreaux style from Napa. Complex with dark fruit, graphite with a long velvety finish. Fantastic bottle!

A very complex Boudreaux style from Napa. Complex with dark fruit, graphite with a long velvety finish. Fantastic bottle!

Oct 2nd, 2017
Henrik Poulsen

14.8% alc.

14.8% alc.

Aug 25th, 2017
Henrik Poulsen

@Delectable Wine Red Wine

Aug 14th, 2017
Knightsbridge Wine Shoppe

Red currant and cherry, mocha, plush texture.

Red currant and cherry, mocha, plush texture.

2 people found it helpfulDec 17th, 2015
Jim Trobaugh

A great way to finish dinner with a great bottle of grape juice.šŸ‘

A great way to finish dinner with a great bottle of grape juice.šŸ‘

1 person found it helpfulDec 8th, 2016
Jordan Gianelli

Amazing texture.

Amazing texture.

1 person found it helpfulApr 20th, 2015