Coffee-espresso and bakers chocolate; blueberry-blackberry. Smoky, with dark toasted rye, cassis, sloe berry, mulberry, and darkest tobacco. Licorice, black currant cassis, and tobacco reflections on the palate. 10 years unwavering here, rich with dark, burnt brown sugar and cedar, pliant tannins, mouth coating richness. Very seductive and extracted, rich and round.
#araujoestate #araujo #araujoaltagracia #altagracia #napa #2012vintage — 10 months ago
The 2012 Araujo ‘Altagracia Estate’ Proprietary Red Napa Valley Technical Director Helene Mingot notes “This Altagracia is a generous wine reflecting the exceptional quality of the vintage. The 2012 vintage is balanced and harmonious, offering beautiful ripeness with no excess. The wine reflects the character of the eastern parcels of the Eisele Vineyard, and its fine-grained tannins provide a perfect foil for the intensity and richness of the layered fruit.” 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Petit Verdot, 8% Cabernet Franc, 6% Merlot, 4% Malbec. This is without a doubt the best altagracia made to date! Anyone lucky enough to have tasted this wine knows what were talking about. #araujo #altagracia #propred #napa #winelover #instawine #wine #wino #vino #cheers — 8 years ago