2004 Araujo Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Double Magnum - 94 pts - OWC 3000ml

2004 Araujo Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Double Magnum - 94 pts - OWC 3000ml

In Stock Unavailable

Regular price $2,250.00 Sale

2004 Araujo Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Double Magnum - 94+ pts!
The 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard shows surprisingly more tannin than the 2005. Perhaps it is at the stage where it has been in the bottle for about a year and is beginning to shut down ever so slightly. A blend of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, the wine has a dense ruby/purple color and some sweet and spicy notes intermixed with white chocolate, black currant, crushed rock, and some underbrush and floral scents. It is medium to full-bodied, firmly structured, and reminiscent of a top first- or second-growth Bordeaux because of the tannin structure and austerity. It is an interesting, almost atypical wine for this vintage in Napa, but the Eisele Vineyard is a world unto its own, so I am not actually surprised. Remarkably, the 2005, which usually comes across as a more Bordeaux-styled vintage, is actually softer than this 2004, at least for now. RP

Product Details

Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage 2004
Rating 94+ 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 94+ RP - 2004 Araujo Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Double Magnum - 94+ pts! The 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard shows surprisingly more tannin than the 2005. Perhaps it is at the stage where it has been in the bottle for about a year and is beginning to shut down ever so slightly. A blend of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, the wine has a dense ruby/purple color and some sweet and spicy notes intermixed with white chocolate, black currant, crushed rock, and some underbrush and floral scents. It is medium to full-bodied, firmly structured, and reminiscent of a top first- or second-growth Bordeaux because of the tannin structure and austerity. It is an interesting, almost atypical wine for this vintage in Napa, but the Eisele Vineyard is a world unto its own, so I am not actually surprised. Remarkably, the 2005, which usually comes across as a more Bordeaux-styled vintage, is actually softer than this 2004, at least for now. RP

Wine Spectator

Wine Spectator

Burghound

Burghound

Winery Details

Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage 2004
Rating 94+ RP
Bottle Size 3000 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country USA
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Araujo Estate
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Product Reviews

Loading...