Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
They have knocked it out of the park this vintage with this singular expression that both embraces the site's heritage and reveals parts unknown.
- California, United States
We tried the Eisele 2016s earlier this year and have been waiting feverishly for their release as were absolutely stunning. 2013 was the first release under new owners Artemis Domaines (Francois Pinault’s group of wineries which includes Chateau Latour, Domaine Grillet and most recently Clos de Tart) and their Estate Cabernet received 100 points from The Wine Advocate. The feat has been repeated in 2015 and again with the 2016.......just incredible.
"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." 100/100, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate