ITEM 71494

2003 Araujo Estate Altagracia Napa Valley Red Wine

$119.98

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Wine Rating:

93WA 90ST

Bottle Size

750ml

Vintage

2003

Country/State

california

Wine Region

napa

Variety

bordeaux blend

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 93 points

Araujo?s second wine, Altagracia, is almost too good to be true. There are 750 cases of the 2003 Altagracia, a blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, and 6% Petit Verdot. It is much more fruit-forward than its bigger sibling, but definitely displays the Eisele Vineyard style in its deep purple color, sweet nose of flowers, crushed rocks, blueberries, creme de cassis, and earth, super-sweet tannin, well-integrated acidity, and opulent personality. This gorgeous wine should drink well for 10-15 years, perhaps longer.

Review Date: December 2006

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: 90 points

Good ruby-red. Plum, leather and tobacco on the nose, along with a whiff of band-aid. Sweet on entry, then fat and full in the middle, with liqueur-like flavors of black raspberry, smoke, mocha, game and truffle. Offers very good mouth coverage. Turned a bit dusty with aeration, but finishes with ripe tannins and very good length.

Review Date: May 2006