Araujo Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

$599.99
$569.99

SKU 61

750ml

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Our winemaking team notes "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 steward- ship, 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."
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Brand Araujo
Alcohol/vol 14.8%
  • wa96-98+

Wine AdvocateThe flagship offering, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard is a much longer-term proposition, even for a 2012. It boasts a thick-looking, dense ruby/purple color, sensational extract and richness, abundant notes of blackcurrants, blueberries, blackberries, spring flowers and forest floor, and full body. However, it pulls back before it becomes heavy or overly extracted. The finish lasts 45-50 seconds. This beauty is still in barrel, and will warrant 5-6 years of patience after its release. Like most Cabernet Sauvignons made from the Eisele Vineyard, it should keep for 25-30 years. The only difference I could find between this effort and those made by the Araujo family is that the 2012 possesses slightly more density and structure.

Robert Parker, October 2014
  • ws94

Wine SpectatorThis 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.

James Laube, October 31, 2015