Red

2009 Araujo Estate Altagracia II Napa Red Wine

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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  • mpsocal Likes this wine: 92 points

    August 24, 2019 - It’s been a few years since I had this and it’s still tannic. The wine is delicious and the finish seems to last forever.

  • ravbik wrote: 95 points

    May 3, 2019 - Gorgeous complex red

  • wmccone54 wrote: 91 points

    April 29, 2018 - Clear, medium ruby color. Fully developed aromatics. Definitely more tertiary notes with lots of balsamic and ginger along with dried and cooked red fruits (i.e., currant, red berries, red plum, cherry) in the mix. Dry red wine. Pronounced flavors of leather, tobacco, dried ginger, balsamic, stewed red berries, dried cherries, and cooked red plum. Full bodied and high alcohol. Medium plus acidity and high tannin lead to a long finish. Outstanding wine showing concentrated aromas and flavors, wonderful balance, long length and unbelievable complexity. Great with a chargrilled ribeye.

  • emtame wrote: 90 points

    June 5, 2017 - Opens with classic CA fruit but, with an hour or two of air, it starts to lean more Bordeaux-esque. There's a rustic earthiness that echoes Pessac-Leognan on the midpalate, followed by woodsy and herbal flourishes over dusty red fruit in the close. Still plenty of fine grained tannin here, so this should have at least 4-5 good years ahead of it.

  • fwota Likes this wine: 91 points

    September 2, 2016 - Drank with sous vide rib eye. Enough fruit to remind you it's a Napa cab, but nicely balanced against the tannins and minerality. Definitely can use a decant (30min-1.5 hours?).

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Araujo Estate
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation Altagracia II Napa Red Wine
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

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  • In Cellars 423 (57%)
  • Consumed 316 (43%)

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