2013 eisele vineyard, cabernet sauvignon, napa valley
Why We're Buying
Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon helped elevate the estate to cult status. The red wine, which retails around $500 per bottle, stands out for its harmonious and multi-layered complexion. Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon has also earned 100-point ratings from wine critics in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.
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 utterly compelling 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon in this vintage and 1,800 cases were made. The wine is off-the-charts great, with an opaque bluish/purple color to the rim, an aroma of pen ink, graphite, blackberry and blueberry fruit, a hint of licorice, camphor and incense. The wine is full-bodied, with extraordinary concentration, remarkable equilibrium and noticeable, but sweet, well-integrated tannin. This is a large-scaled Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, but flawless and with no edges. It is an amazing effort and a great achievement from this incredible terroir. Drink it over the next 30-40 years.
Pure and pleasantly focused, driven by a supple core of dark berry, licorice, sage, underbrush and mineral notes that stand up to the cedary oak. Ends long, deep and persistent, echoing the core flavor themes. Drink now through 2032.