Araujo Estate

Since 1971, some of California’s most ageworthy and intensely flavored Cabernet Sauvignons have been made from grapes grown at the Eisele Vineyard, located on a benchland near the northern end of the Napa Valley, just east of Calistoga. Protected by the Palisades Mountains to the north and cooled by westerly breezes from the Chalk Hill Gap, this 37 acre vineyard is planted on warm cobbly soils that produce a low yielding crop of exceptionally concentrated fruit. The wines produced in this remarkable place have a rare combination of forthright character with precisely defined flavors and fine textures, deep concentration without any sense of heaviness, and the capacity to develop profound complexity with age.Bart and Daphne Araujo acquired the Eisele Vineyard in 1990, committed to producing only estate grown wines of the highest caliber and distinction. They constructed a small winery and caves on the property, and redeveloped major portions of the vineyard. The property now produces five Araujo Estate wines each vintage: Cabernet Sauvignon, Altagrácia, Syrah, Viognier and Sauvignon Blanc, each expressing the uniqueness of the precious resource that is the Eisele Vineyard.


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