eisele vineyard, altagracia, napa valley 2013
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
94
WINE SPECTATOR
90

2013 eisele vineyard, altagracia, napa valley

Why We're Buying

Eisele Vineyard, formerly known as Araujo Estate, is one of Napa Valley's crown jewels. Wine critic Robert Parker chose it for his 2005 book, "The World's Greatest Wine Estates." One of its marquee offerings, Altagracia, is a Bordeaux blend that exemplifies nobility and refinement.

Critics Scores

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Both 2013s are clearly the finest Eisele wines made under the administration of François Pinault and his top lieutenant, Frédéric Engerer, who also runs the show at Château Latour. The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Altagracia is a beauty. Dense, opaque purple, a big sweet kiss of blueberry and black raspberry fruit intermixed with forest floor and violets is followed by a lush, medium to full-bodied wine with terrific concentration, light tannin and an approachable style even for a 2013. It should drink well for 15 or more years.

WINE SPECTATOR
90

Wine Spectator

Charmingly supple and complex, with layers of earth- and mineral-laced currant and wild berry flavors. Impressive for the tender tannins, finishing clean and pure, if short.