Dena's birthday celebration #1 at Bolt. This wine continues to prove the old adage of "producer over vintage" as the Araujo's turned out a wine in this less than stellar year that is absolutely beautiful to drink right now. Filled with aromas and flavors of chocolate and dark berries with a medium to long finish. A perfect match for the great filet we ate. Probably at or near maturity but seems to have many years of great drinking ahead of it. 50+13+13+9+9=94
Super nez de fruits rouges, cuir et de cèdre. En bouche c'est soyeux, mine de crayon, fruits rouges, le bois n'est pas trop présent. La seule déception est ça finale qui est courte et sèche. Belle bouteille malgré un millésisme difficile à Napa.
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(Araujo Cabernet .Eisele Vineyard.) was also a nice drink, showing lots of minerals in the nose with sweet fruit of cassis, pencil and exotic nuts. The wine had good fruit for a 1998 with no sign of green and a medium body and style. It.s a great buy to drink now