The 2013 Araujo Estate Cabernet Sauvignon from the esteemed Eisele Vineyard is a true reflection of its exceptional terroir. With utmost care and minimal intervention, this wine reveals its pure essence. Its deep, captivating color sets the stage for an enchanting experience. On the nose, delicate notes of dried rose petals and spices entwine with a subtle hint of boysenberries, creating an alluring aromatic profile. The palate is a revelation of complexity and elegance, as layers of black and blue fruits unfold with remarkable purity and precision. The texture is multidimensional, showcasing the wine's natural concentration and depth. Refined and tightly-knit tannins provide structure, while the finish is exceptionally long and carries a delightful mineral character, almost reminiscent of salinity. This vintage of the Eisele Cabernet Sauvignon stands among the greatest, paying homage to the vineyard's legacy alongside other iconic years. It is a testament to the finesse, finesse, and exceptional quality of this remarkable wine.
Robert Parker - 99 Points
"The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard, which is also 100% of this varietal, behaves similarly to how the 2013 Altagracia did compared to its older sibling. Inky, bluish purple with a beautifully pure nose of blueberries, blackberries and cassis with background floral notes, this full-bodied wine (14.8% alcohol) tastes a lot younger and less evolved than its 2012 counterpart. I’d think this was a barrel sample, then again, it’s only been in bottle for three months. Beautiful layers of fruit, velvety more noticeable tannin, exquisite purity and an almost endless finish make for a remarkable effort that needs another 5-6 years of cellaring and should keep 30 to 40+ years, particularly in view of how Eiseles from the early 1970s have lasted."