Bart and Daphne Araujo, of Araujo Estate Wines, are very generous with their contribution of a 1.5L bottle of 2005 Araujo Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard. Retail value is $600.00.
Lot 14 – Araujo Cabernet (photo is a different vintage)
“Wonderful floral lift to the expressive aromas of black currant, black raspberry, tobacco, graphite and nutty oak. Dense, thick and sweet but with perfectly integrated acidity framing the deep flavors of currant, tobacco, mocha and earth. Finishes broad, dusty and very long, with the tannins thoroughly buffered by the wine’s mid-palate fruit. This boasts real density of extract without any undue heaviness and offers the balance and backbone for a long and positive evolution in bottle. Very long on personality.” – Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar, 95+
Robert Parker: 98+ pts
91% Cabernet Sauvignon
5% Cabernet Franc
2% Petit Verdot
Eisele Vineyard, Napa Valley
Production & Technical Data
Total Acid: 0.56 g/100ml
Production: 2600 cases
Release Date: October 1, 2008
Opening bid is $300.00. Minimum bid increment $25.00.
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