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*Araujo Cabernet Sauvignon, Eisele 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 2000 2001

Auction:
2377
Lot:
90
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$3,585$3,000

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Auction:
Fine Wines - 2377
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 14, 2007 6:00PM

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*Araujo Cabernet Sauvignon, Eisele 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 2000 2001
Napa
"Araujo's Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard has become a benchmark. I believe the 1995 is the finest produced under the Araujo regime. It is close to perfection. The wine combines extraordinary power and richness with remarkable complexity and finesse. The saturated purple/black color is followed by aromas of sweet vanillin intermixed with riveting scents of black currants, minerals, exotic spices, coffee, and toast. There is nothing garish about this subtle yet powerful giant of a wine. A Napa Valley classic, it is full-bodied and extremely rich, yet retains its sense of balance and symmetry. This fabulous Cabernet Sauvignon should age effortlessly for 30 or more years." R. Parker, 98 pts. 12/98 "The 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard was produced from the largest crop of this glorious trilogy (1,700 cases from a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Cabernet Franc). Its saturated purple color leads to a restrained but impressive nose of cassis, toast, earth, and a hint of cedar. Full-bodied and multi-layered, with impeccable balance and a noteworthy juxtaposition of power and elegance, it is starting to close down ever so slightly and seems more masculine when compared to the 2002 and 2003. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2025" R. Parker, 98 pts. 02/05. 10 bottles
Estimate $3,250-4,500

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Napa Valley, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon

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