Red

2005 Araujo Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 134

  • 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!

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • rojoloco wrote: 95 points

    June 3, 2019 - Sweet and tannins completely resolved. Very smooth after several hours. It does need air time. But after 5 hours, it was smooth and tasty. Not quite up to what I paid for it but quite good with sufficient air.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Red Sox Fan Likes this wine: 97 points

    March 14, 2019 - We drank two Cabs with our best wine friends Michael and Kohar: a 2012 Schrader LPV that was decanted for about 60 minutes and a 2005 Araujo Eisele that was opened and poured. An excellent compare and contrast between the bright Schrader and the softer, more plush Araujo. The Schrader is a great wine, but the Araujo was the consensus favorite. At the end of the evening I felt freed to drink more older cabs and reminded to keep my hands off the rest. We’ll see how long that second part lasts.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • mtolerico Likes this wine: 96 points

    February 28, 2019 - Dark black fruits, some VA initially that mostly blew off, sweet tannins, very intense wine, vanilla, white pepper, great mouthfeel. Love it.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • dcwino wrote: 98 points

    February 28, 2019 - Mostly Napa Cabernet Dinner (Eddie V's - Tysons Corner, VA): This has developed beautifully. Really sexy Napa cult nose displaying crème de cassis, blackberry jam, violet, milk chocolate, violet, vanilla, cedar, a hint of leather, dark spices, lead pencil and earth. The oak is very strong and seems to be heavily toasted. Exceptional concentration, layers upon layers of cassis, silky and round, bright acidity, still noticeable fine tannins, and a long opulent black fruit driven finish. It is a sexy opulent wine. If you are a fan of cult cab, you outta try a bottle. It is drinking so well that I don’t see a point of waiting.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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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.

JancisRobinson.com

  • 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 4,081 (69%)
  • Consumed 1,796 (30%)

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