2004 Araujo Eisele Vineyard Cabernet - 94 pts - 750ml

2004 Araujo Eisele Vineyard Cabernet - 94 pts - 750ml

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2004 Araujo Eisele Vineyard Cabernet - 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
Rating 94+
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country USA
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Araujo Estate
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating 2004 Araujo Eisele Vineyard Cabernet - 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

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Winery Details

Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage
Rating 94+
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country USA
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Araujo Estate
Color Red
Wine Type Table

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