Araujo Estate Altagracia Red Wine 2009 - SPIRITED Wines
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Araujo Estate Altagracia Red Wine 2009

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Araujo Estate Altagracia Red Wine 2009

SKU 39702


The aromas from this wine, made from a blend of Eisele Vineyard and premium Napa Valley fruit, literally jump out of the glass with notes of blackberry bramble, black plums, sour cherries and cherry cola nuanced by touches of bay leaf, chaparral, tobacco and tar. In the mouth, it coats the palate with dense, velvety texture and seductive, ripe flavors of red fruit, tar and coffee, followed by a long mineral finish that reveals its underlying grace. Notes winemaker Nigel Kinsman: This wine shows beautiful structure and poise with its backbone of super fine-grained tannins. Exquisitely layered with mouth-coating tannins, vibrant acidity and a graceful, persistent finish, it is ripe, elegant and luscious.
Category Red Wine
Region California, Napa Valley
Brand Araujo Estate
Alcohol/vol 14.8%
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Wine AdvocateThe 2009 Altagracia is a rich, textured wine layered with perfumed red fruit. Ripe, silky tannins frame the long, exceptional finish. The 2009 impresses for its breadth and volume, all while maintaining a very classic profile. The delineation of the 2008 is missing, but in exchange readers will find a soft, supple wine loaded with class. In 2009 the blend is 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 6% Malbec. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2019.

Antonio Galloni, December 2011