Steve Tanzer 95 points - Not surprisingly, the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele (95% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest equal parts Merlot and Petit Verdot) is nearly flawless, from its strikingly provocative, fragrant bouquet of blue and black fruits, spring flowers, crushed rocks, and incense, to its sensational purity, opulence, and flamboyance, stunning texture, and sweet tannin. Displaying enough acidity to provide brilliant focus, this savory, flavorful Cabernet should drink well young, and keep for three decades.
2007 ARAUJO CABERNET SAUVIGNON EISELE
"Good full ruby-red. Vibrant aromas of deep black raspberry, licorice and violet; quite expressive considering it was bottled about a month prior to my visit. Then dense, deep and very primary, with powerful yet suave flavors of blackberry, smoke, licorice, minerals, chocolate and earth spreading out to saturate the palate. An infant today but the wine's superb persistence and finishing perfume suggest it will rank among the best vintages of this bottling. If there is ever a classification of Napa Valley cabernet vineyards, the Eisele Vineyard would clearly be a grand cru." Steve Tanzer 95 Points