Araujo Estate Altagracia Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 - The Grape Tray

Araujo Estate Altagracia Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

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Araujo Estate Altagracia Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
$144.99
$137.74

SKU 1228

750ml

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Winery Notes:

The 2016 vintage is emblematic of the eastern side of Eisele  Vineyard. The nose opens on roses petals, santal and dark cherry, followed with blackberry typical of the volcanic hillsides and a hint of liquorice and tobacco. The mouthfeel is generous and ample, the tannins are sweet and racy, the finish voluptuous, elegant and refined, accentuated by dark and earthy aromas. There is something noble revealed by this wine; we find it an enduring example of harmonious intentions – between vines and soil, between farmer and season, a rare alliance delivering the spirit of Eisele Vineyard to the 2016 vintage.

Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region California, Napa Valley
Brand Araujo Estate
  • js96

James Suckling Lots of violets and dark berries with sweet underbrush and fresh mushrooms, following through to a medium to full body, soft and silky tannins and a succulent and refined finish. It remains supple and beautiful. Hard not to drink now. Better after 2023.

May 2019
  • wa95

Wine AdvocateThe Altagracia is produced almost exclusively from estate fruit this year and was bottled at the end of June 2018. Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Altagracia comes bursting forth with vivacious black cherries, blackberries, wild blueberries and cassis notes with touches of cinnamon stick, cloves, forest floor, violets and dusty earth with a waft of violets. The palate is medium to full-bodied, firm and grainy with loads of iron and mineral accents, finishing long and perfumed.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, October 2018
  • ws92

Wine SpectatorThe beautiful core marries creamy, warm plum fruit with a layers of loam, yet stays open and accessible in feel, ending with a swath of tobacco on the finish. Drink now through 2027. 2,660 cases made.

James Molesworth, August 2019