Araujo Estate Altagracia Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2013

$139$115

Altagracia, named after Bart Araujo's grandmother, is a Bordeaux-style blend vinified in the same manner as the Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. Fruit for Altagracia is sourced both from the Eisele Vineyard and from certain other Napa Valley vineyards where we hold long-term grape contracts and which are farmed to our specifications. This Napa Valley Red Table Wine, while very ageable, is readily enjoyable in its youth. This Altagracia is a generous wine reflecting the exceptional quality of the vintage. The nose on the 2013 reveals rose petal notes with a hint of peony, then it opens up with blackcurrant, dark cherry aromas and a pinch of licorice. The mouthfeel is unctuous and succulent with a savory black fruit sustained by tight tannins and a finish on blond tobacco notes. This may be the finest Altagracia to date, deeper and more concentrated than 2012, with a darker character and a great ageing poten-tial. It is in essence the more approachable little brother of the Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon.'

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Ratings on Delectable

Al Shikoh Delectable Pro

opaque ruby violet; blackberry, licorice, graphite, camphor, mint, vanilla, hints of smoke; classically styled, medium+ acid, fine grained tannins, 14.8% ABV; blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot, and 4% Malbec, majority from the eastern parcels of the Eisele Vineyard, farmed organically and biodynamically, 2nd wine to the Eisele Vineyard Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, 1st vintage under Pinault rather than Araujo ownership

opaque ruby violet; blackberry, licorice, graphite, camphor, mint, vanilla, hints of smoke; classically styled, medium+ acid, fine grained tannins, 14.8% ABV; blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot, and 4% Malbec, majority from the eastern parcels of the Eisele Vineyard, farmed organically and biodynamically, 2nd wine to the Eisele Vineyard Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, 1st vintage under Pinault rather than Araujo ownership

9.3

Brit Schneiders

Probably the best wine I have ever had. Christmas Day with everyone in Austin, alongside a phenomenal Bordeaux and others, but this was my favorite.

Probably the best wine I have ever had. Christmas Day with everyone in Austin, alongside a phenomenal Bordeaux and others, but this was my favorite.

9.9

Alvaro Bustillos

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9.3

Dakota Hermes

Doesn't get much better. Super long finish. Round and full bodied. Stands alone. No need for food.

Doesn't get much better. Super long finish. Round and full bodied. Stands alone. No need for food.

9.7

Location

  • 1 Rockefeller Plaza
    New York, NY 10020

  • Hours:
    Monday-Friday: 10am-7pm
    Saturday: 11am-7pm
    Sunday: Closed

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