1991 Araujo Eisele Vineyard Cabernet - 3000ml

1991 Araujo Eisele Vineyard Cabernet - 3000ml

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1991 Araujo Eisele Vineyard Rare Double Magnum - First Vintage - 96 Pts!

During their twenty-three years of stewardship of the Eisele Vineyard, the Araujos were committed to maintaining links with Napa Valley’s rural history while building on the Eisele’s accomplishments. Taking an exceptional piece of land for growing Cabernet Sauvignon, the Araujos created an authentic winegrowing estate. They replanted the vines, introduced organic farming and became among the first Napa Valley vintners to embrace the principles of biodynamic farming. They re-designed the estate grounds and safeguarded a diverse eco-system to ensure the health of the land.

The Araujos also constructed the first winery on the property, including temperature-controlled caves, tastefully

integrating the architecture with the natural and historic landscape. And they produced outstanding wines, exquisite Cabernet Sauvignons that secured a world-class reputation for the Eisele Vineyard and created a touchstone for Napa Valley.

In 1990 the Araujos also identified a small number of Syrah vines within a Cabernet block dating from 1978 grafts, and from these vines they developed a dedicated Syrah program. Additionally, they brought Sauvignon Blanc to an east-facing slope of the Eisele Vineyard. The Araujo’s contribution to this property – its beauty and vitality, its wines and its stature – cannot be overstated. Their work will speak through this place as long as vines are in the ground.

When we arrived at Araujo Estate in 2013, forty vintages had already carried the Eisele Vineyard designation. We admire and respect these wines immensely. Their exceptional balance, elegance and restraint spoke to us, and we found the expression of terroir to be pure, honest and unmistakable. We were captivated and humbled, knowing that giving voice to this place would be both a privilege and a challenge.

As we continue to write the history of Eisele Vineyard, we build on the spirit of stewardship that defines its past. Our journey here is an exploration, a quest to understand this vineyard more deeply — its geologic construct, the variations in terroir, and the nature of its ancient soils. Changes, when considered, are only in service to letting the terroir speak more clearly. To this work, our experienced team brings creativity, curiosity, and an unflagging passion for excellence.


Product Details

Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage 1991
Rating 96 RP
Bottle Size 3000 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country USA
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Araujo Estate
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating

96 RP - I had inserted this wine in a blind tasting. I did not know where it would appear but I knew it would be in the tasting and I was able to pick it out when it was served. However the rest of the tasters thought it was a large-scaled Bordeaux from the Medoc. This magnificent California Cabernet offers that exciting blend of power and elegance. The opaque purple color is followed by copious quantities of sweet mineral licorice floral-laden blackcurrant fruit full body exceptional purity good underlying well-integrated acidity and tannin and a whoppingly long finish. Typical of many top California wines it combines magnificent richness and ripeness with a sense of gracefulness and complexity. Although young it is soft enough to be enjoyed. Look for the 1991 Araujo Estate Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon to age effortlessly for another 20-25 years.

I have long been an admirer of this vineyard situated at the base of the mountains in northern Napa Valley just to the south of Calistoga. Long-time readers may remember the ecstatic reviews of the 1974 Conn Creek Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, the great 1975 Joseph Phelps Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon and its successors. The new owners, Bart and Daphne Araujo, who purchased the vineyard from the Eisele family, are intent on pushing the level of quality to new heights. Future plans include the production of a Syrah as well as a Viognier.

Wine Spectator

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Winery Details

Varietal Proprietary Blend
Vintage 1991
Rating 96 RP
Barrels
French Oak 
Style
Bordeaux Blend
Owners
Bart & Daphne Araujo
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Araujo Eisele Vineyards
Winemaker
Helene Mingot
Production
750 cases (approx)

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