Araujo Estate Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Ratings on Delectable

Matt Duncan Delectable Pro

Stupendous length and complexity. Dark, hedonistic qualities came out after an hour but fabulous structure remained.

Stupendous length and complexity. Dark, hedonistic qualities came out after an hour but fabulous structure remained.

9.5

David Eckert Delectable Pro

A beauty to be held, until you drink it.

A beauty to be held, until you drink it.

9.4

Joon Lim Delectable Pro

It is truly an American first growth

It is truly an American first growth

10

Alicia Delectable Pro

Taste a unbalanced and manipulated.

Taste a unbalanced and manipulated.

7.9

Bill Bender

To me Araujo Eisele vineyard has always been a Napa first growth. It needs ample bottle age but like Peter Michael Les Pavot or older Montelena I feel this is as Bordeaux in style as any North Coast blend. Bright lush red fruit, amazing concentration and richness, impeccable polish and style. Pre Coldplay dinner.

To me Araujo Eisele vineyard has always been a Napa first growth. It needs ample bottle age but like Peter Michael Les Pavot or older Montelena I feel this is as Bordeaux in style as any North Coast blend. Bright lush red fruit, amazing concentration and richness, impeccable polish and style. Pre Coldplay dinner.

9.6

Richard Adams

Came in 2nd place in its flight. 2nd might as well be last. But a great wine. Raspberry, chocolate, wood shavings

Came in 2nd place in its flight. 2nd might as well be last. But a great wine. Raspberry, chocolate, wood shavings

9.5

Xavier Valero

Fruity, cassis, a little tight but is opening up nicely. Very polished and ready to drink now.

Fruity, cassis, a little tight but is opening up nicely. Very polished and ready to drink now.

9.7

Matthew Christ

Good CA cab. Opened up after an hour. Have so many of these. Will trade for Riesling

Good CA cab. Opened up after an hour. Have so many of these. Will trade for Riesling

9.2

Xavier Valero

Lively very fruity. Should last another 10 yrs. after an hour very soft tannins. Just a great wine.

Lively very fruity. Should last another 10 yrs. after an hour very soft tannins. Just a great wine.

9.6

Chris Taylor

This wine is in its peak window. Incredible aromatics of lavender flowers cinnamon and black fruit. On the palate the structure is impressive with tannins (not overbearing) reminding me of a classic Bordeaux. Flavors noticed include purple fruit, chocolate and spice. Long finish.

This wine is in its peak window. Incredible aromatics of lavender flowers cinnamon and black fruit. On the palate the structure is impressive with tannins (not overbearing) reminding me of a classic Bordeaux. Flavors noticed include purple fruit, chocolate and spice. Long finish.

9.3