Araujo Estate

Eisele Vineyard Viognier

9.034 ratings
9.011 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Viognier
Turkey, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Pork, Nuts & Seeds, Hard Cheese, Soft Cheese, Shellfish, Quinoa, Mushrooms, Chili & Hot Spicy, Fish, Herbs, Asian Cuisine, Veal, Potato, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Stanley Barrios

Great viscosity and color considering age. Floral and a bit herbal with a touch of smoke on the nose. Fairly subtle on the palate but showing great acid. Clipped finish.

Great viscosity and color considering age. Floral and a bit herbal with a touch of smoke on the nose. Fairly subtle on the palate but showing great acid. Clipped finish.

Feb 17th, 2019
Jeremiah Allen

I hear this won't be made again. Too bad, good times bottle.

I hear this won't be made again. Too bad, good times bottle.

1 person found it helpfulJul 18th, 2015
Yianni Stoner

Very reminiscent of the 2006 Chateau Grillet yet with more ripe opulent character.

Very reminiscent of the 2006 Chateau Grillet yet with more ripe opulent character.

Oct 15th, 2016
Marty Winters

Not quite Yves Cuilleron but one of the better domestic selections I have sampled.

Not quite Yves Cuilleron but one of the better domestic selections I have sampled.

Feb 19th, 2016
Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Owner and founder of C. T. Bucklin Wine Advising

8.9

Very impressive for new world #viognier Great aromatics with delicious ripe melon and citrus. Surprising underlying acidity that balances the obnoxiously high abv. #araujo #eiselevineyard #napavalley #calistoga

Very impressive for new world #viognier Great aromatics with delicious ripe melon and citrus. Surprising underlying acidity that balances the obnoxiously high abv. #araujo #eiselevineyard #napavalley #calistoga

Nov 5th, 2015
Christy Canterbury MW

Master of Wine

8.9

Round, fragrant and full of Napa sunshine!

Round, fragrant and full of Napa sunshine!

Dec 9th, 2014
Jean-Francois Pelletier

Beautiful lemon color with green undertones. I was surprised to learn that it was a 2003. Floral nose with tropical fruit nose. Full body with a medium finish. Great.

Beautiful lemon color with green undertones. I was surprised to learn that it was a 2003. Floral nose with tropical fruit nose. Full body with a medium finish. Great.

Feb 17th, 2019
Joe Roth

Last bottle! Very nice!

Last bottle! Very nice!

Oct 24th, 2018
Joe Roth

Very nice viognier. Don’t know why I haven’t been drinking these.

Very nice viognier. Don’t know why I haven’t been drinking these.

Jan 4th, 2018
David Friedman

I must say this varietal is not on my “go to” list but i have some of the Eisele in the cellar so I pulled this out tonight and I am really pleasantly surprised at how enjoyable it is. Highly recommended.

I must say this varietal is not on my “go to” list but i have some of the Eisele in the cellar so I pulled this out tonight and I am really pleasantly surprised at how enjoyable it is. Highly recommended.

Dec 29th, 2017