Araujo Altagracia Red Wine 2000

$69.00

SKU C020

750ml

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This wine's aromas evoke memories of chocolate-covered cherries, with ripe, fleshy fruit, roasted chocolate and dusty earth notes. Rich forward berry flavors of cherry, blackberry, and cranberry intertwine with spicy nuances of cinnamon, clove, sassafras, sage and vanilla bean, while mineral and cedar emerge in the long, persistent finish. Winemaker Francoise Peschon notes: This wine offers lively fruit, a creamy mouth feel, silky tannins and the distinctive terroir that is the Eisele Vineyard.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Brand Araujo
Alcohol/vol 14.61%
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Wine AdvocateThe 2000 Altagracia is a 900-case blend of primarily Cabernet Sauvignon with a touch of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. An elegant, medium-weight Bordeaux-like red with good structure and grip, it offers aromas of tobacco, loamy soil, sweet licorice, and red as well as black fruits. Drink it over the next 7-8 years. The selection for this offering is not made in the vineyard, but rather in May, immediately before bottling.

Robert Parker, December 2003