Araujo Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
Wine AdvocateOne of the candidates for Ã¢â‚¬Å"wine of the vintage,Ã¢â‚¬Â the 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard represents 1,600 cases produced from a 40-acre vineyard, which tells you how Draconian AraujoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s selection process is. The final blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Petit Verdot has resulted in a beautifully pure wine displaying an extraordinary floral, black currant, and mineral-scented bouquet, with no hint of new oak. The purity, richness and full-bodied power yet surreal finesse and impeccable balance should be cherished by wine lovers. This beauty can be drunk now and over the next two decades. Wow!
Wine SpectatorWonderfully executed ripe cherry and currant-laced fruit is shaded by spicy, toasty oak that picks up hints of mocha and espresso. Avoids excessive ripeness and is well-balanced, with a long finish that shows firm, structured tannins and a touch of mineral. Best from 2009 through 2013. 1,600 cases made.