Steve Tanzer 95 points - The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard is a surprisingly soft, round, delicious wine that, while quite backward and tannic last year, now seems to be up-front, forward, and easy to drink. Much lighter than I remember, with less color saturation, the wine has a dark plum/ruby color and an attractive nose of red currants, cherries, and black currants, with some loamy soil notes and hints of licorice. It is mid-weight, medium-bodied, and ideal for drinking now and over the next 12-14 years.
Wine Advocate 92 points - The dense ruby/purple-tinged 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard is more tannic, backward, and austere than either the 2005 or 2007. Although more monolithic than its siblings, it displays the Eisele character in its blue and black fruit, crushed rock, and flowery personality. It should be forgotten for 2-3 years, then enjoyed over the following two decades.
2006 ARAUJO CABERNET SAUVIGNON EISELE
"Full ruby-red. Very ripe aromas of black raspberry, mocha, coffee and nutty oak, plus strong soil tones of spice, tobacco and iron. Wonderfully ripe and full but with a sappy menthol lift to the flavors of currant, minerals, mocha, tobacco and game. There's something Graves-like to this compellingly sweet wine. Compared to the Altagracia, the estate's flagship bottling has more of everything, including class. A worthy successor to the superlative 2005." Steve Tanzer 95 points