Red

1994 Araujo Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 106

  • englishman's claret wrote: 91 points

    August 31, 2020 - Quite ripe, the sur-maturite notes muddling the precision and freshness that might have been there when this was younger. Sub-prime bottle?

  • aquacongas Likes this wine: 98 points

    January 1, 2020 - blind
    A nearly perfect aged Cali Cab. The origine was clear but the vintage was "difficult". So young, so fresh, still primary notes. Not reached his complete peak. 98+

  • Collector1855 wrote: 95 points

    November 8, 2019 - Napa Cult CabSav 1994 dinner (Singapore): Expressive nose of ripe fruit, oak, vanilla, cherry. Full bodied on the palate and a touch dry on the finish. Among the riper wines of the night. Did not possess the complexity of the best wines.

  • Jeff Leve wrote: 95 points

    February 3, 2019 - Fully mature, with olive, earth, spice, smoke and thyme accents that ride easily on top of the red fruits, there is a softness and elegance that easy to feel in the finish. There is no reason to hold this any longer.

  • Papies wrote:

    December 7, 2018 - Decanted for a good 2 hours. Having tried this wine 4 years ago ( Papies 96) what we had was not the result of a healthy bottle we feel .
    Tasted bling, dark, rich , porty and had the feeling of being cooked. We this the bottle was badly time has not been kind to this wine from a hot year. That is once the freshness and vibrancy subsided the resulting overripe fruit just could not hold on its own.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    Horizontal Tasting of Napa Valley’s 1994 Cabernets (Jul 2015), 7/1/2015 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    Horizontal Tasting of Napa Valley’s 1994 Cabernets (Jul 2015), 3/1/2015 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    10/25/2013 (link)

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

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  • By Richard Jennings
    3/10/2012 (link) 93 points

    (Araujo Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard) Dark ruby color; ripe cassis, tart black fruit, tart blackberry nose; youthful, tart black fruit, tart blackberry palate; needs 3 years; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    7/16/2009 (link) 96 points

    (Araujo Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard) Dark red violet color; rich plum, cassis, black fruit and berry nose; gorgeous, pure, blackberry, berry, black fruit and graphite palate; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    10/27/2008 (link) 96 points

    (Araujo Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard) Dark red violet color; gorgeous, sexy, blackberry and more nose; lovely cassis, berry and mint palate, young yet; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    8/13/2007 (link) 96 points

    (Araujo Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard) Medium red violet color; sexy, beefy nose; soaring cassis, rich cherry, fabulous palate; long finish 96+ pts.

  • By Richard Jennings
    5/25/2003 (link) 93 points

    (Araujo Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard) 1994 Cali Cabs Blindtasted (Screaming Eagle, Harlan, Bryant, Araujo, Abreu, Shafer HS) (Skirball Center, Los Angeles, California): Distant, earthy, berry nose; boysenberry, blackberry palate with sweet tannins; medium finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1994
  • 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 10 (1%)
  • In Cellars 997 (60%)
  • Consumed 648 (39%)

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