Araujo Eisele Vineyard Syrah 2001

$125.00

SKU C026

750ml

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This remarkable wine seduces the taster with aromas of black fruit, cocoa butter, toasted coconut and espresso. In the mouth, hair-raising flavors of truffle, bacon fat and blackberry liqueur coat the tongue with velvet silky tannins, while Viognier adds notes of orange blossom and dried apricots. The wine is rich, persistent and opulent through the long, flinty finish. Francoise Peschon notes: A superb vintage and extreme selection make this the best Syrah we have produced to date, with a power and finesse not of this earth. It is a voluptuous, luscious and pure expression of the varietal and the Eisele Vineyard.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Brand Araujo
Alcohol/vol 14.8%
  • wa94-96

Wine AdvocateThe compelling 2001 Syrah (200 cases) includes 4% Viognier in the blend, adding a touch of spunk and exuberance to the already impressive aromatics (blackberry liqueur, flowers, truffles, and a hint of bacon). Full-bodied, with great intensity and purity, this may be the finest Syrah the Araujo team has yet fashioned.

Robert Parker, December 2003