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Araujo Estate Altagracia Red Wine 2006

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Araujo Estate Altagracia Red Wine 2006
$179.99
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$125.00

SKU 33454

750ml

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Made mostly with fruit from our younger vines, this wine already shows a deep ruby color and earthy aromas of forest floor, pine, and truffle, highlighted by notes of bay laurel, violets and herbs de Provence. In the mouth, its full-bodied concentration coats the palate with fine tannins and vibrant flavors of sweet, black fruit, finishing with nuances of wet granite and spice. Notes winemaker Francoise Peschon: "From the perfumed nose to the long mineral finish, the 2006 Altagrácia is a wine of focused flavors, beautifully balanced with dark plush fruit, enlivening brightness and magical notes of minerality. It is wine to enjoy now or age for 10 years and beyond."
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region California, Napa Valley
Brand Araujo Estate
Alcohol/vol 14.8%
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Wine AdvocateOne of the best second wines made in California is the selection for what Araujo calls Altagracia. The 2006 Altagracia is a soft, round, up-front, seductive wine with sweet black currant and cherry fruit interwoven with hints of licorice, roasted herbs, and earth. This gracious, generously endowed wine is pure, lush, and ideal for drinking over the next 10 or so years.

Robert Parker, December 2009