Red

2005 Araujo Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 138

  • Mjladha Likes this wine: 93 points

    November 28, 2019 - Yum. Vibrant. Delicious. Lush fruit and some complexity (suspect a longer decant would have helped). Really singing.

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  • Red Sox Fan Likes this wine: 95 points

    November 23, 2019 - We opened a 2005 Araujo Eisele and a 2006 Paul Hobbs BTK with great friends last night. They are both great wines and it is a luxury and privilege to be able to drink them. The Araujo was long and smooth but the group consensus favored the Hobbs BTK for being a little more rich and offering more nuance and secondary flavors. Both wines were drinking very well after a 1 hour decant and are well into their drinking window.

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  • buckeye76 Likes this wine: 98 points

    November 22, 2019 - Based on my notes and score when we last opened this six years ago, we loved it back then, and it is as good or better now. This vintage was the clear winner tasted alongside the 2007 Araujo. Tons of rich, deep black fruit in the nose and flavor. Black currants, blackberries, black cherries, and black raspberries, along with licorice, chocolate, and earthy and floral notes. The 2005 Araujo is very well balanced, complex, full bodied, and ends with a long lingering silky finish. Delicious!

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • KenK Likes this wine: 92 points

    November 16, 2019 - Iinitially this seemed a bit over the hill with a stewed brown leafy aroma and dried out flavors, but after giving it some air this really came a live and was quite classic for a bit of an older Napa can. Dark dusty black cherry fruits nice spice, depth, and textures. Suggest drinking up sooner vs later.

  • ghanbai Likes this wine: 96 points

    June 15, 2019 - After being wowed by a couple of bottles of the “05 over the past 9 years, then somewhat underwhelmed by a full case of the same in between those, I was fittingly rewarded me with one more fond memory of the ‘05, with it being my last bottle. Wish I have more!

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Decanter

  • By William Kelley
    WK Tasting notes, 6/30/2016 (link)

    (Araujo Estate, Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, Calistoga, California, USA, Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    3/10/2010 (link)

    (Araujo, Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Red) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    7/16/2009 (link)

    (Araujo, Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2008, IWC Issue #138 (link)

    (Araujo Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard Napa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2007, IWC Issue #132 (link)

    (Araujo Estate Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard Napa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

Sommelier Journal

  • By David Vogels, CWP
    May 2009 (link)

    (Araujo Estate Cabernet Sauvignon) Deep garnet core, fading to magenta on the rim. The elegant nose features a stony minerality, followed by a silky-textured Napa palate of blackcurrant and cassis. Both 2005s are still young and need time to develop, whether in bottle or decanter. Terroir: Eisele Vineyard

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Araujo Estate
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Eisele Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • UPC Code 000004263777

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 45 (1%)
  • In Cellars 4,114 (68%)
  • Consumed 1,854 (31%)

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