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Araujo Estate Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 750ml
SKU: 4534

Araujo Estate Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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Category Red Wine
Origin California, Napa Valley
Brand Araujo Estate
Alcohol/vol 14.8%
The 2012 vintage marks one of the smallest productions of Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, and was the first vintage to be completed in the cellar under the Pinault family stewardship, this wine reflects an uncompromising selection aimed at giving the purest expression possible of this unique terroir. Shaped by ideal growing conditions, the distinctive personality of the Eisele Vineyard shows its class by way of precision, restraint and elegance. As a result, the 2012 vintage offers exceptional amplitude and depth. The opulent, layered palate is structured by extremely refined tannins and prolonged by characteristic minerality, the hallmarks of Cabernet from the Eisele Vineyard.
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The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard is incredibly primary at this stage, largely the result of late malolactic fermentations. Still, there is gorgeous volume on the mid-palate and finish, all supported by firm yet polished tannins. All the elements are in place for the 2012 to develop into a splendid wine, but it needs time, and lots of it. The purity and texture of the fruit alone is striking. The 2012 is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. According to winemaker Nigel Kinsman, at this stage it appears no other varieties will be added to the blend.

November 2013
Wine Advocate
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The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard, 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, is a relatively powerful statement from the new owners. Dense ruby/purple in color, with an exceptional nose of crème de cassis, a touch of mulberry and spice. The oak is completely obscured by the lavish, concentrated, ripe fruit and multi-dimensional mid-palate that expands beautifully, but with no sense of heaviness. The wine is rich and full-bodied, but with velvety tannin and stunning purple and black fruits. This is a beauty, with savoriness that's hard to articulate. The finish goes on for a good 45+ seconds. This is a beauty that's velvety, opulent and capable of drinking well now or in 25 to 30+ years.

December 30, 2015
Wine Spectator
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This delivers a gorgeous mix of rich, vibrant blackberry, wild berry, currant and cassis flavors, taut and firm, with chewy tannins and dusty, cedary earth details on the finish. Ends with a burst of black licorice and graphite. Drink now through 2030. 1,500 cases made.

October 31, 2015

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