Araujo Estate

Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

9.539 ratings
9.412 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
Bill Bender

To me Araujo Eisele vineyard has always been a Napa first growth. It needs ample bottle age but like Peter Michael Les Pavot or older Montelena I feel this is as Bordeaux in style as any North Coast blend. Bright lush red fruit, amazing concentration and richness, impeccable polish and style. Pre Coldplay dinner.

To me Araujo Eisele vineyard has always been a Napa first growth. It needs ample bottle age but like Peter Michael Les Pavot or older Montelena I feel this is as Bordeaux in style as any North Coast blend. Bright lush red fruit, amazing concentration and richness, impeccable polish and style. Pre Coldplay dinner.

Oct 9th, 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
David Eckert

A beauty to be held, until you drink it.

A beauty to be held, until you drink it.

Oct 2nd, 2015
Joon Lim

It is truly an American first growth

It is truly an American first growth

Sep 11th, 2015
Alicia

Taste a unbalanced and manipulated.

Taste a unbalanced and manipulated.

Jan 22nd, 2015
Tom Garland

1.5 hour decant(lots of chunky sediment). A medium dark murky ruby red color. On the nose: YUM... aged perfume with blackberry, eucalyptus, cinnamon, toasty oak all jump from the glass!! Taste: red fruit, caramel, currants, spice..a soft, lush wine with a cedar/tar DRY (eehhh)decently long finish. In its drinking window and could go another 4 years.

1.5 hour decant(lots of chunky sediment). A medium dark murky ruby red color. On the nose: YUM... aged perfume with blackberry, eucalyptus, cinnamon, toasty oak all jump from the glass!! Taste: red fruit, caramel, currants, spice..a soft, lush wine with a cedar/tar DRY (eehhh)decently long finish. In its drinking window and could go another 4 years.

May 23rd, 2020
Tom Garland

1 hour decant(some fine and chunky sediment). A stunning dark ruby red with hints of brown. On the nose: dark fruit, minerals, some of that aged cab sweet notes, creme brulee. Taste: black cherry, minerals, earth, floral, and a strawberry currant finish with a silky texture that coats the mouth. Medium acidity keeping it fresh..yum

1 hour decant(some fine and chunky sediment). A stunning dark ruby red with hints of brown. On the nose: dark fruit, minerals, some of that aged cab sweet notes, creme brulee. Taste: black cherry, minerals, earth, floral, and a strawberry currant finish with a silky texture that coats the mouth. Medium acidity keeping it fresh..yum

Dec 14th, 2019
Justin Sun

Some heat on the nose but very nice

Some heat on the nose but very nice

Oct 25th, 2019
Richard Adams

Came in 2nd place in its flight. 2nd might as well be last. But a great wine. Raspberry, chocolate, wood shavings

Came in 2nd place in its flight. 2nd might as well be last. But a great wine. Raspberry, chocolate, wood shavings

Apr 15th, 2016
Xavier Valero

Fruity, cassis, a little tight but is opening up nicely. Very polished and ready to drink now.

Fruity, cassis, a little tight but is opening up nicely. Very polished and ready to drink now.

Mar 16th, 2016