2005 Araujo Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 750ML
  • WA 96
  • IWC 95

Reviews for 2005 Araujo Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard

WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2015
A nose of black raspberries interwoven with floral notes of blackcurrants and spice jump from the glass of this dense ruby/plum/purple wine. This famous vineyard at the northern end of Napa Valley, which in this era was... A nose of black raspberries interwoven with floral notes of blackcurrants and spice jump from the glass of this dense ruby/plum/purple wine. This famous vineyard at the northern end of Napa Valley, which in this era was owned by Bart and Daphne Araujo (today owned by François Pinault, the proprietor of Château Latour), can certainly make the argument that it’s one of the first growths of Napa Valley. Sweet, velvety tannin, medium to full body, and extraordinary complexity and elegance characterize this wine, which is seamless and drinking beautifully. While not one of their longest-lived vintages, the balance and purity suggest that, while it may be entering its fully mature stage, it certainly can keep going for another 10-15 years. The finish is easily 40 seconds-plus. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
IWC 95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2008
Good full red-ruby color. Wonderful floral lift to the expressive aromas of blackcurrant black raspberry tobacco graphite and nutty oak. Dense thick and sweet but with perfectly integrated acidity framing the deep flavors... Good full red-ruby color. Wonderful floral lift to the expressive aromas of blackcurrant black raspberry tobacco graphite and nutty oak. Dense thick and sweet but with perfectly integrated acidity framing the deep flavors of currant tobacco mocha and earth. Finishes broad dusty and very long with the tannins thoroughly buffered by the wine's mid-palate fruit. This boasts real density of extract without any undue heaviness and offers the balance and backbone for a long and positive evolution in bottle. Very long on personality.