Araujo Estate

Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

9.4780 ratings
9.3228 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
David L

15 ‘ Insane! BUY!!!

15 ‘ Insane! BUY!!!

Oct 18th, 2018
Bob McDonald

The 35 acre Eisele Vineyard has an interesting history, named after its original owners. Originally planted in the 19th Century, the Vineyard became recognised as a special terroir when Ridge and then Joseph Phelps purchased grapes to craft rich complex wines. In 1990 Bart and Daphne Araujo purchased the Vineyard located southeast of Calistoga st the foot of the Palisades Mountains. The wine is 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Cabernet Franc aged in 100% new French Oak barrels for 22 months. The wine is very dark crimson - amazing for its age. Aromas of Cassis Blackberry with touch of mint which became more apparent with time in Decanter. On the palate Rich profound and concentrated but held in balance finishing with silky supple Tannins. The oak has melded seamlessly. I see from the label they have used Bordeaux based Oenologist Michel Rolland who consults to wineries around the world. Not unlike Quilceda Creek in my limited USA experience. A joy to drink with 5 to 8 more years of great drinking left in it.

The 35 acre Eisele Vineyard has an interesting history, named after its original owners. Originally planted in the 19th Century, the Vineyard became recognised as a special terroir when Ridge and then Joseph Phelps purchased grapes to craft rich complex wines. In 1990 Bart and Daphne Araujo purchased the Vineyard located southeast of Calistoga st the foot of the Palisades Mountains. The wine is 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Cabernet Franc aged in 100% new French Oak barrels for 22 months. The wine is very dark crimson - amazing for its age. Aromas of Cassis Blackberry with touch of mint which became more apparent with time in Decanter. On the palate Rich profound and concentrated but held in balance finishing with silky supple Tannins. The oak has melded seamlessly. I see from the label they have used Bordeaux based Oenologist Michel Rolland who consults to wineries around the world. Not unlike Quilceda Creek in my limited USA experience. A joy to drink with 5 to 8 more years of great drinking left in it.

Oct 1st, 2018
Henrik Poulsen

This vintage used to be one of my all time favorites from Araujo but I regret to say that it’s lost a little bit of the greatness for me.
Still a very beautiful lady but a few wrinkles are starting to show....we’re still in love but I just can’t forget how gorgeous she looked a few years ago.

This vintage used to be one of my all time favorites from Araujo but I regret to say that it’s lost a little bit of the greatness for me.
Still a very beautiful lady but a few wrinkles are starting to show....we’re still in love but I just can’t forget how gorgeous she looked a few years ago.

Sep 13th, 2018
Roy Goble

A good wine, but not great.

A good wine, but not great.

Mar 7th, 2018
Mike Jordan (MJ)

A decade from now this wine will be superb.

A decade from now this wine will be superb.

Feb 2nd, 2018
Mike R
9.3

This might a stupid post but 10 days later and cork pulled again and it's good - not great but com'n man 10 days - that's remarkable and I am definitely smiling

This might a stupid post but 10 days later and cork pulled again and it's good - not great but com'n man 10 days - that's remarkable and I am definitely smiling

Nov 22nd, 2017
Shawn R

Picture speaks for the score. @Joe Lucca

Picture speaks for the score. @Joe Lucca

Nov 12th, 2017
Matt Duncan

Stupendous length and complexity. Dark, hedonistic qualities came out after an hour but fabulous structure remained.

Stupendous length and complexity. Dark, hedonistic qualities came out after an hour but fabulous structure remained.

Sep 15th, 2017
Kevin Arndt

Specialist Grand Vin Colorado

9.6

Not to take anything away from Bart and Daphne, they have made this wine fabulous for year. The Pinault family has taken this to another level. This is tight, firm tannin and age worthy with luscious fruit. A baby. A refreshing change from many of the other producers who prefer the velvety soft tannic style. Lovely.

Not to take anything away from Bart and Daphne, they have made this wine fabulous for year. The Pinault family has taken this to another level. This is tight, firm tannin and age worthy with luscious fruit. A baby. A refreshing change from many of the other producers who prefer the velvety soft tannic style. Lovely.

Aug 4th, 2017
Roy Goble

My last bottle of 2007! Met Bart & Daphne at a wine dinner years ago, and have always loved their wines. Looking forward to their new offerings from Accendo.

My last bottle of 2007! Met Bart & Daphne at a wine dinner years ago, and have always loved their wines. Looking forward to their new offerings from Accendo.

Jul 31st, 2017