On the nose, this wine exudes rich and ripe aromas of bramble, wild raspberry, black cherry and scorched earth with notes of
lavender, dried rose petals, sage, bay laurel, loam and bittersweet chocolate. On the palate, its velvety, supple texture supports
ripe flavors of sweet plum and black cherry with notes of fresh-turned earth and vanilla bean, followed by a persistent finish evocative of broken stones.
Notes winemaker Nigel Kinsman:
This wine’s super-fine-grained tannins provide a framework for the luscious fruit intensity and lingering minerality in the finish. It exhibits amazing focus and poise.
Antonio Galloni-Vinous (AG): 97
"The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard is one of the great wines of the vintage. It brings together gorgeous aromatics, juicy, expressive red fruit and silky tannins. Now seemingly past a period of closure post-bottling, the 2009 looks like a wine that will drink well pretty much throughout its entire life. The 2009 is a totally sexy Cabernet endowed with stunning depth and a rich, enveloping personality. This is pure Araujo and pure Eisele."