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Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Altagracia 2018

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CWA97

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WS

JS97

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JH

Price: $150.00

 
Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

Note: this 2018 vintage is the twentieth anniversary release of Altagracia from original Cult Cabernet winery Araujo, now Eisele estate. The ratings below represent this highest points to-date for any vintage of Altagracia.
 
97 Points | JS
“Intense aromas of black fruit, cocoa powder, black olives, dried violets, tar and cigar box. Some black peppercorn, too. It’s full-bodied with firm, chalky tannins. Incredible intensity and purity of fruit with gorgeous breadth and depth. Superb, new-wave Napa red. 80% cabernet sauvignon, the rest mostly cabernet franc with a hit of petit verdot. Try from 2025.” - James Suckling
 
97 Points | CWA
“This is another majestic release from this lauded vineyard and reminds us of our most recent favorite, 2016. This new 2018 Altagracia displays concentrated dark fruit flavors, truffle, and pipe tobacco. Sultry and luxuriously smooth tannins give way to notes of black berry, plum, espresso, exotics spices and hints of mocha on the prodigious finish. Enjoy now (decanting recommended prior to 2023) through 2030.” - California Wine Advisors
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Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

Note: this 2018 vintage is the twentieth anniversary release of Altagracia from original Cult Cabernet winery Araujo, now Eisele estate. The ratings below represent this highest points to-date for any vintage of Altagracia.
 
97 Points | JS
“Intense aromas of black fruit, cocoa powder, black olives, dried violets, tar and cigar box. Some black peppercorn, too. It’s full-bodied with firm, chalky tannins. Incredible intensity and purity of fruit with gorgeous breadth and depth. Superb, new-wave Napa red. 80% cabernet sauvignon, the rest mostly cabernet franc with a hit of petit verdot. Try from 2025.” - James Suckling
 
97 Points | CWA
“This is another majestic release from this lauded vineyard and reminds us of our most recent favorite, 2016. This new 2018 Altagracia displays concentrated dark fruit flavors, truffle, and pipe tobacco. Sultry and luxuriously smooth tannins give way to notes of black berry, plum, espresso, exotics spices and hints of mocha on the prodigious finish. Enjoy now (decanting recommended prior to 2023) through 2030.” - California Wine Advisors



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

AVA

Region Napa Valley