Araujo Estate

Altagracia Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.3104 ratings
9.228 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot
Top Notes For
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
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
Aaron Means

Big, big, big. Very primary but has a good balance of fruit, acid, and power!

Big, big, big. Very primary but has a good balance of fruit, acid, and power!

May 30th, 2017
David L

12' Araujo Altagracia. Hell yes! 94+ Hold/ Drink.

12' Araujo Altagracia. Hell yes! 94+ Hold/ Drink.

May 27th, 2017
Will Phelps

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

9.4

No need to wait, this wine is drinking beautifully right now.

No need to wait, this wine is drinking beautifully right now.

Mar 4th, 2017
Adam Jesberger

Damn fine. Silky and well made, retains great fruit with all things in balance.

Damn fine. Silky and well made, retains great fruit with all things in balance.

Feb 18th, 2016