Araujo Estate Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Ratings on Delectable

Bob McDonald Delectable Pro

The 35 acre Eisele Vineyard has an interesting history, named after its original owners. Originally planted in the 19th Century, the Vineyard became recognised as a special terroir when Ridge and then Joseph Phelps purchased grapes to craft rich complex wines. In 1990 Bart and Daphne Araujo purchased the Vineyard located southeast of Calistoga st the foot of the Palisades Mountains. The wine is 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Cabernet Franc aged in 100% new French Oak barrels for 22 months. The wine is very dark crimson - amazing for its age. Aromas of Cassis Blackberry with touch of mint which became more apparent with time in Decanter. On the palate Rich profound and concentrated but held in balance finishing with silky supple Tannins. The oak has melded seamlessly. I see from the label they have used Bordeaux based Oenologist Michel Rolland who consults to wineries around the world. Not unlike Quilceda Creek in my limited USA experience. A joy to drink with 5 to 8 more years of great drinking left in it.

The 35 acre Eisele Vineyard has an interesting history, named after its original owners. Originally planted in the 19th Century, the Vineyard became recognised as a special terroir when Ridge and then Joseph Phelps purchased grapes to craft rich complex wines. In 1990 Bart and Daphne Araujo purchased the Vineyard located southeast of Calistoga st the foot of the Palisades Mountains. The wine is 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Cabernet Franc aged in 100% new French Oak barrels for 22 months. The wine is very dark crimson - amazing for its age. Aromas of Cassis Blackberry with touch of mint which became more apparent with time in Decanter. On the palate Rich profound and concentrated but held in balance finishing with silky supple Tannins. The oak has melded seamlessly. I see from the label they have used Bordeaux based Oenologist Michel Rolland who consults to wineries around the world. Not unlike Quilceda Creek in my limited USA experience. A joy to drink with 5 to 8 more years of great drinking left in it.

9.6

Pascal Levensohn Delectable Pro

Superb as always. The '01 will continue to age gracefully in the cellar.

Superb as always. The '01 will continue to age gracefully in the cellar.

10

jesus g Delectable Pro

Hospitality Schramsberg Vineyards

Brilliant! Perfect with the beef ribs and the pork shoulder

Brilliant! Perfect with the beef ribs and the pork shoulder

10

Martin G Rivard Delectable Pro

Amazing! Everything I love in a badass Cab! Drinking perfectly now. Decanted for 1 hour. Such a big opulent beast with no rough edges. Great way to ring in the New Year! Awesomeness in a glass!! Cheers my friends! @David L @Mike Rowe @Paul T @Bill Bender @Ron R @Mike Rowe @Joe Lucca @Eric Shanks @Ryan Callahan @Greg Ballington @Jason Chang @Kimberly Anderson @Carl Fischer AND many more!! Have a Blessed New Year!

Amazing! Everything I love in a badass Cab! Drinking perfectly now. Decanted for 1 hour. Such a big opulent beast with no rough edges. Great way to ring in the New Year! Awesomeness in a glass!! Cheers my friends! @David L @Mike Rowe @Paul T @Bill Bender @Ron R @Mike Rowe @Joe Lucca @Eric Shanks @Ryan Callahan @Greg Ballington @Jason Chang @Kimberly Anderson @Carl Fischer AND many more!! Have a Blessed New Year!

9.8

Tracy Hall Delectable Pro

Elegant and smooth. Drink up, don't hold! Good balance

Elegant and smooth. Drink up, don't hold! Good balance

9.3

Yianni Stoner Delectable Pro

1.5L

1.5L

Charles Garrison

Darker fruits (currant, plum, cherry) with nice density

Darker fruits (currant, plum, cherry) with nice density

9.4

Paul Woolls

Pick of the flight

Pick of the flight

9.3

Paul Woolls

Awesome. So balanced. Lovely fruit

Awesome. So balanced. Lovely fruit

9.3

Andrew Steffensmeier Delectable Pro

Nice one tonight Red and purple fruits, leather, fennel, earth and a savory finish.

Nice one tonight Red and purple fruits, leather, fennel, earth and a savory finish.

9.4

Location

  • 300 Massachusetts Ave NE
    Washington D.C., DC 20002

  • Hours:
    Monday - Saturday
    10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Sunday
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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