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Eisele Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

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CWA

RP100

WS

JS

AG

ST

W&S

JH

Price: $575.00

 
*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

100 Points
“The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon has a deep garnet-purple color. Its nose begins a little reserved, slowly revealing a quiet intensity of freshly crushed blackberries, chocolate-covered cherries, cassis and aniseed with compelling nuances of black tea, cigar box, truffles and charcuterie, plus, with coaxing, gentle wafts of red roses and crushed rocks emerge. The medium to full-bodied palate is simply arresting, offering a a myriad floral and earth sparks amidst a black fruit core and with seamless, firm, very fine-grained tannins. Well-knit freshness brings forth layer after layer of delicate nuances on the very long, mineral-laced finish. The team at Eisele, led by Frédéric Engerer (of Chateau Latour) and beautifully orchestrated by winemaker Hélène Mingot, have knocked it out of the park this vintage with this singular expression that both embraces the site's heritage and reveals parts unknown.” - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate 

Background
First planted to vines in the 1880s, Eisele Vineyard sits in the northeast Napa Valley, just east of Calistoga at the base of the Palisades Mountain range. Farmed organically since 1998 and biodynamically since 2000, the site has been principally dedicated to Cabernet Sauvignon for the last fifty years. Beginning with the inaugural release bearing the Eisele name in 1971, this iconic vineyard has received consistent recognition for possessing one of the great terroirs of Napa Valley. The wines invariably express the exceptional depth, elegance and longevity which are hallmarks of the Eisele Vineyard. 

Since 1971, some of California's most age worthy and intensely flavored Cabernet Sauvignons have been made from grapes grown at the Eisele Vineyard. Joseph Phelps famously released an Eisele Vineyard Cabernet prior to their celebrated Insignia bottling became a collector favorite. In 1990, Daphne and Bart Araujo launched their eponymous wine, now recognized as one of the original five ‘Cult’ Cabernets in Napa Valley. For the following two decades, they meticulously stewarded the property's potential, bringing it to the status of California “First Growth”. In 2013, this historic vineyard was acquired by the Pinault family and Groupe Artemis, owners of Chateau Latour in Bordeaux, arguably the most renowned winery in the World. 

The new ownership has brought their centuries of expertise from Bordeaux and has implemented new techniques to continue the world class quality. The production of the Eisele Estate Cabernet has been dramatically reduced so that the ultimate bottlings only include the best of the best rows from this historic vineyard. The initial results have been favorably received by collectors and critics alike, garnering Eisele Estate two “Perfect 100” point ratings (Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate) for the first vintages fully managed by the Artemis team.
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*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

100 Points
“The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon has a deep garnet-purple color. Its nose begins a little reserved, slowly revealing a quiet intensity of freshly crushed blackberries, chocolate-covered cherries, cassis and aniseed with compelling nuances of black tea, cigar box, truffles and charcuterie, plus, with coaxing, gentle wafts of red roses and crushed rocks emerge. The medium to full-bodied palate is simply arresting, offering a a myriad floral and earth sparks amidst a black fruit core and with seamless, firm, very fine-grained tannins. Well-knit freshness brings forth layer after layer of delicate nuances on the very long, mineral-laced finish. The team at Eisele, led by Frédéric Engerer (of Chateau Latour) and beautifully orchestrated by winemaker Hélène Mingot, have knocked it out of the park this vintage with this singular expression that both embraces the site's heritage and reveals parts unknown.” - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate 

Background
First planted to vines in the 1880s, Eisele Vineyard sits in the northeast Napa Valley, just east of Calistoga at the base of the Palisades Mountain range. Farmed organically since 1998 and biodynamically since 2000, the site has been principally dedicated to Cabernet Sauvignon for the last fifty years. Beginning with the inaugural release bearing the Eisele name in 1971, this iconic vineyard has received consistent recognition for possessing one of the great terroirs of Napa Valley. The wines invariably express the exceptional depth, elegance and longevity which are hallmarks of the Eisele Vineyard. 

Since 1971, some of California's most age worthy and intensely flavored Cabernet Sauvignons have been made from grapes grown at the Eisele Vineyard. Joseph Phelps famously released an Eisele Vineyard Cabernet prior to their celebrated Insignia bottling became a collector favorite. In 1990, Daphne and Bart Araujo launched their eponymous wine, now recognized as one of the original five ‘Cult’ Cabernets in Napa Valley. For the following two decades, they meticulously stewarded the property's potential, bringing it to the status of California “First Growth”. In 2013, this historic vineyard was acquired by the Pinault family and Groupe Artemis, owners of Chateau Latour in Bordeaux, arguably the most renowned winery in the World. 

The new ownership has brought their centuries of expertise from Bordeaux and has implemented new techniques to continue the world class quality. The production of the Eisele Estate Cabernet has been dramatically reduced so that the ultimate bottlings only include the best of the best rows from this historic vineyard. The initial results have been favorably received by collectors and critics alike, garnering Eisele Estate two “Perfect 100” point ratings (Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate) for the first vintages fully managed by the Artemis team.



Ratings Sources

RP - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
WS - Wine Spectator
CWA - California Wine Advisors
JS - James Suckling
IWR - International Wine Review

Winery Eisele Vineyard

Vineyard Designate Eisele

AVA

Region Napa Valley