Eisele Vineyard 'Altagracia' Cabernet Sauvignon

California, United States   |  Smooth Red   |  Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot   |  2017
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EISE-ALTA-2017
Price quoted ex-duty and VAT, which must be paid before the wines can be released from a bonded warehouse.
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Delivery August 2021
"Medium to full-bodied, the palate offers a great core of rich, spicy black fruit preserves, framed with firm, chewy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing earthy." 93 pts, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, WA

Eisele Vineyard is one of the greatest single vineyards in northern California. It comprises some 38 acres of warm, cobbly soils, located on an alluvial fan just east of Calistoga – protected by the Palisades Mountains to the north and cooled by westerly breezes from the Chalk Hill Gap. The well drained soils, warm days and cool nights result in low yields of thick-skinned, small, intensely flavoured berries. The estate is certified as organic by the California Certified Farmers and biodynamic by Demeter.

"Blackberry and tile aromas with tobacco and spice. Some chocolate, too. Medium to full body and firm, velvety tannins that show a juicy finish. Fine yet dusty tannins. Rich for the vintage. Delicious now or hold." 94 pts, James Suckling

"This vintage has a bit less Petit Verdot than usual, but basically remains about 85% Cabernet Sauvignon with splashes of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Altagracia leaps from the glass, offering bold, expressive notes of blackberry pie, Black Forest cake and warm cassis with hints of garrigue, mossy tree bark, dusty soil and black pepper plus a fragrant waft of cinnamon stick. Medium to full-bodied, the palate offers a great core of rich, spicy black fruit preserves, framed with firm, chewy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing earthy." 93 pts, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, WA

More Information
  GrowerEisele Vineyards
  Bottle size750
  Duty Paid / In BondIn Bond
  Vintage2017
  CountryUnited States
  RegionCalifornia
  GrapeCabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot
  Wine TypeRed wines
  Wine StyleSmooth Red
  WinemakingBiodynamic wines, Organic wines
  OakStrongly Oaked
  DrinkabilityLay down
  SweetnessDry

Eisele Vineyards

Protected by the Palisades Mountains to the north and cooled by westerly breezes from the Chalk Hill Gap, Eisele Vineyard is one of the greatest single vineyards in northern California.

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