1995 Araujo Eisele Vineyard Syrah Magnum - 1500ml

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1995 Araujo Eisele Vineyard Syrah Magnum - 97 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 Syrah
Vintage 1995
Rating 97 RP
Bottle Size 1500 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country USA
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Araujo Estate
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating 97 RP - The spectacular 1995 Syrah Eisele Vineyard is one of the greatest New World Syrahs I have ever tasted. Approximately 300 cases were made and it is even better out of bottle than it was in barrel. The color is an opaque purple. The bouquet offers explosive notes of wood fire licorice jammy blackberries and cassis in addition to the unmistakable scent of black truffles/licorice. Full-bodied and rich with sensational flavor extraction remarkable harmony and a 35+-second finish this is profoundly great Syrah. While it is approachable it will not reach full maturity for another 7-8 years it will keep for 3 decades. Wow! RP

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Winery Details

Varietal Proprietary Blend
Vintage 1995
Rating 97 RP
Barrels
French Oak 
Style
Bordeaux Blend
Owners
Bart & Daphne Araujo
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Araujo Eisele Vineyards
Winemaker
Helene Mingot
Production
300 cases (approx)

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