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1997 Araujo Estate Napa Valley Eisele Vineyard Cabernet

Cabernet Sauvignon

750 ml

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The 1997 Araujo Estate Napa Valley Eisele Vineyard Cabernet 750 ml is from the Napa Valley region of California.

Wine Advocate 92 points

The 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard, is a beauty. The healthy ruby/purple color is followed by classic, unevolved but promising aromas of minerals, cedar, smoke, and black currants. The wine is medium to full-bodied, with admirable purity, a sweet, lush mid-palate, and ripe tannin in the finish. The top-notch 1997 is a classic, restrained. Anticipated maturity: now-2020. - WA, RP (12/2000)

Wine Spectator 87 points VN92
Vinous (Stephen Tanzer) 92 points

Full ruby-red. Expressive nose combines black raspberry, currant, black cherry, chocolate, tobacco and sandalwood. Lush and sweet but fresh, with a firm edge of acidity giving shape to the flavors. Big and mouthfilling but not at all heavy. The tannins are suave and fine. A bit dominated by the oak today. This wine is virtually always in an awkward stage about six months after the bottling, says Bart Araujo, although I recall that the '96 was atypically showy a year ago.- Stephen Tanzer (5/2)