Introducing the 2019 Eisele Vineyard Altagracia Cabernet Sauvignon, a remarkable red wine that showcases the essence of Napa Valley. With its deep garnet-purple hue and captivating aromas, this wine is a true delight for the senses. The Altagracia vineyard, located in the esteemed North Coast region of California, has produced a wine of exceptional quality and character.
Upon pouring, the wine reveals itself with elegance and grace. The nose is filled with an enticing blend of blackberry, blackcurrant, and spices such as nutmeg. Subtle notes of ink pot, bark, and asphalt add depth and complexity to the aromatic profile. Each inhalation reveals something new, drawing you further into the wine's captivating story.
On the palate, the Altagracia Cabernet Sauvignon is a symphony of flavors. The expressive black fruits, including crushed black cherries, ripe blackcurrants, and blackberry coulis, take center stage. This fruit-forward profile is complemented by hints of cardamom, cumin seed, tree bark, and crushed rocks, adding layers of intrigue to the wine's overall composition.
Medium to full-bodied, the wine boasts firm and fine-grained tannins that provide structure and balance. The beautiful freshness of the wine uplifts the palate, creating a harmonious and seamless drinking experience. The finish is long and spicy, leaving a lasting impression that lingers on the taste buds.
Renowned wine critic James Suckling awarded this wine an impressive score of 97 points. He recommends giving it time to soften, but already acknowledges its beauty. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate also praised this vintage, awarding it a score of 95 points. The publication highlights the wine's vibrant scents, expressive fruit, and beautiful freshness.
The 2019 Eisele Vineyard Altagracia Cabernet Sauvignon is a masterpiece that showcases the excellence of Napa Valley winemaking. With its purity, focus, and remarkable depth, this wine is a testament to the craftsmanship and dedication of the Eisele Vineyard. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for future enjoyment, this wine is destined to captivate and delight wine enthusiasts for years to come.