Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 94 Points “The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon has a deep garnet-purple color. Its nose begins a little reserved, slowly revealing a quiet intensity of freshly crushed blackberries, chocolate-covered cherries, cassis and aniseed with compelling nuances of black tea, cigar box, truffles and charcuterie, plus, with coaxing, gentle wafts of red roses and crushed rocks emerge. The medium to full-bodied palate is simply arresting, offering a a myriad floral and earth sparks amidst a black fruit core and with seamless, firm, very fine-grained tannins. Well-knit freshness brings forth layer after layer of delicate nuances on the very long, mineral-laced finish. The team at Eisele, led by Frédéric Engerer (of Château Latour) and beautifully orchestrated by winemaker Hélène Mingot, have knocked it out of the park this vintage with this singular expression that both embraces the site's heritage and reveals parts unknown.”
The Araujo family's Cabernet Sauvignon bottlings from their own Eisele Vineyard were so celebrated throughout the world, the estate was purchased in 2013 by Francois Pinault, owner of Château Latour in Pauillac, Bordeaux. Pinault has renamed the winery Eisele Vineyard.
100% estate fruit from Eisele Vineyard: 99% Cabernet Sauvignon, 0.6% Petit Verdot, 0.4% Cabernet Franc.
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Napa Valley