Red

2006 Araujo Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 61

  • mtolerico Likes this wine: 96 points

    February 28, 2019 - Dark red and black fruits, sour cherry, licorice, vanilla, tobacco leaf, great profile, I liked it about the same as the '05 but for different reasons, wasn't as much as a power house but had better complexity.

  • dcwino wrote: 95 points

    February 28, 2019 - Mostly Napa Cabernet Dinner (Eddie V's - Tysons Corner, VA): Expressive nose displaying crème de cassis, crushed blackberry, a hint of plum, lavender, lead pencil, cedar and limestone dust. Beautifully integrated youthful palate, slightly lean pure black fruit, silky and polished, slightly lean, bright acidity, strong mineral presence, silky tannins and a long clean finish with lead pencil and lavender at the end. A nice contrast to the 05 as this is a classic Napa cab.

  • RonniePiemonte wrote: 95 points

    February 14, 2019 - From a 375. Lovely nose of fruit with some menthol, black cherry palate with eucalyptus following. Clean finish.
    Elegant, balanced. Has many years ahead to become even more complex. Would have guessed Dunn HM if tasted blind.
    Next day rounder, chewier, softer. Seems to have gained a lingering finish.

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  • Rezy13 Likes this wine:

    January 1, 2019 - 2019 New Years Day Tasting (Milton, GA): Brighter reddish violet, semi-translucent; sweet herbs and cassis, blueberry, oak still fairly strong, tart berry, ripe and concentrated without being overly extracted; very good with long life ahead.

  • T.E.D. wrote: 93 points

    January 1, 2019 - Agree with other commenters. This wine is very smooth and silky, with dusty berry fruit, red flowers on the nose. Palate is smooth, perhaps lacking some back bone. More velvety violet fruits, some cola element and stewed fruit as well. Lighter on its feet than one would expect. Not sure this indices with age.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2009, IWC Issue #144 (link)

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

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • Type Red
  • Producer Araujo Estate
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Eisele Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 37 (1%)
  • In Cellars 2,374 (75%)
  • Consumed 745 (24%)

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