2000 Araujo Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 750ML
  • WS 92
  • IWC 92
  • WA 91

Reviews for 2000 Araujo Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard

WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, November 2003
Complete and very complex exhibiting rich plum and red currant flavors with touches of anise sage herb and mineral. Plush focused aftertaste. Best from 2005 through 2013. -JL
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2003
Good medium red-ruby. Sappy black raspberry redcurrant flowers tobacco and licorice on the nose along with sexy smoky oak notes of torrefaction. Dense and lush with a restrained sweetness and hints of minerals and... Good medium red-ruby. Sappy black raspberry redcurrant flowers tobacco and licorice on the nose along with sexy smoky oak notes of torrefaction. Dense and lush with a restrained sweetness and hints of minerals and chocolate. Not a huge wine but boasts lovely intensity and vinosity. The first vintage of this wine to include some merlot - no doubt at least partly due to the influence of consulting enologist Michel Rolland.
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2003
The 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard is a 1700 case blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon 9% Cabernet Franc and the rest Petit Verdot and Merlot. This vintage produced lighter wines resulting in a Bordeaux-like example... The 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard is a 1700 case blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon 9% Cabernet Franc and the rest Petit Verdot and Merlot. This vintage produced lighter wines resulting in a Bordeaux-like example of this cuvee. After 22 months in oak this textured perfumed Cabernet offers up aromas of black currants earth and lilacs (reminiscent of Chateau Margaux). It possesses a deep ruby/purple color as well as medium body a good texture a slight austerity but brilliant purity and balance. A lighter-weight effort by Araujo's standards it is extremely well-balanced and approachable. Drink it over the next 10-12 years.