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Araujo, Eisele Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Your Price: $399.00

Producer: Araujo
Optimum drinking: 2017-2035
Rating: 99 - eRobertParker.com
Grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon 92%, Cabernet Franc 5%, Petit Verdot 3%
Appellation: North Coast, Napa, California
Bottle report: Excellent condition overall

Bart and Daphne Araujo bought the Eisele Vineyard, which is situated just outside of Calistoga, in 1990, but the vineyard itself dates back to 1884. Bart and Daphne spent three decades perfecting their Bordeaux inspired wines, for which it became famous in the Napa. In fact, such was the estate’s reputation that Francois Pinault, owner of Chateau Latour, bought this jewel of an estate in 2013.

"Araujo has enjoyed an incredible string of top-notch vintages from 2001 through 2005 and again from 2008 through 2010. Extremely youthful at age ten, the 2002 is a candidate for perfection. Its dense blue/purple hue is followed by abundant aromas of cassis, incense, crushed rocks and spring flowers. Full-bodied and opulent as well as pure, rich and authoritative, with abundant but beautifully integrated tannins, this opulent, plush 2002 can be drunk now or cellared for another 20-25 years...it is a magnificent expression of Cabernet Sauvignon that offers the elegance of a Bordeaux with the power and potency of Napa Valley Cabernet. A tour de force, this wine can be drunk now or cellared for up to two decades." Robert Parker

Araujo Eisele Cabernet Sauvignon 2002