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December 201091 There are 400 cases of the 2008 Altagracia, which includes a lot of Petit Verdot (20%) in the Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated blend. The year’s spring frosts resulted in a smaller crop than usual resulting in a denser, richer but at the same time more texturally interesting and seductive style of wine. Its deep ruby/purple color is accompanied by lots of blue, red and black fruits as well as good minerality, purity and depth. It should drink well for 10-15 years. One of the most extraordinary vineyards of Napa Valley is the Eisele Vineyard, which boasts a 40+ year history of producing compelling wines. It is hard to argue with the track record of this hallowed ground in the northeastern sector just southeast of the old cowboy town of Calistoga. I had a chance to retaste Araujo’s 2007s, which were surprisingly less promising than my barrel tastings suggested. Both the Altagracia and the Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard have improved – slightly.
International Wine Cellar
May 201191 Good bright red-ruby. Enticing, nuanced aromas of black cherry, licorice, graphite and flowers, along with a whiff of tar. Then smooth and supple but high-pitched on the palate, with dark fruit flavors complicated by menthol and leather. Finishes with fairly sweet tannins for a second wine. This features 80% Eisele Vineyard fruit, including 20% petit verdot.