Don’t miss this exclusive access to gracefully aged Cabernet direct from the private Library of one of Napa’s original five ‘Cult’ wineries*!
Eisele History: First planted to vines in the 1880s, some of California's most age worthy and intensely flavored Cabernet Sauvignons have been made from grapes grown at the Eisele Estate vineyard. Joseph Phelps famously released an Eisele Vineyard Cabernet prior to their celebrated Insignia bottling became a collector favorite. In 1990, Daphne and Bart Araujo launched their eponymous wine, now recognized as one of the original five ‘Cult’ Cabernets in Napa Valley. And For the following two decades, they meticulously stewarded the property's potential, bringing it to the status of California “First Growth”. In 2013, this historic vineyard was acquired by the Pinault family and Groupe Artemis, owners of world famous First Growth Chateau Latour in Bordeaux.
The new ownership has brought their centuries of expertise from Bordeaux and has implemented new techniques to continue the world class quality. The production of the Eisele Estate Cabernet has been dramatically reduced so that the ultimate bottlings only include the best of the best rows from this historic vineyard. The initial results have been favorably received by collectors and critics alike, garnering Eisele Estate two “Perfect” 100 point ratings (Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate) for the first vintages fully managed by the Latour team.
*Napa’s original Five Cult Cabernets: Eisele (Araujo) Estate, Colgin, Dalla Valle, Harlan and Screaming Eagle