1997 Araujo "Eisele Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (Previously 300)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard, is a beauty. The healthy ruby/purple color is followed by classic, unevolved but promising aromas of minerals, cedar, smoke, and black currants. The wine is medium to full-bodied, with admirable purity, a sweet, lush mid-palate, and ripe tannin in the finish. The top-notch 1997 is a classic, restrained. Anticipated maturity: now-2020. (RP)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Full ruby-red. Expressive nose combines black raspberry, currant, black cherry, chocolate, tobacco and sandalwood. Lush and sweet but fresh, with a firm edge of acidity giving shape to the flavors. Big and mouthfilling but not at all heavy. The tannins are suave and fine. A bit dominated by the oak today.
Wine & Spirits
*no tasting note given*
Balanced, though short on depth, offering an appealing mix of dried currant, berry, cedar and anise, though it dries out and has a nutty edge on the finish. (Web Only-2008)