2006 Araujo Estate Syrah Eisele Vineyard Napa Valley

2006 Araujo Estate Syrah Eisele Vineyard Napa Valley

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Expert Ratings and Reviews

92 Points Wine Advocate, 2007
92 Points Wine Advocate, 2009
90 Points Vinous Media

Customer Ratings

Based on 1 ratings
wow!

I am usually not a huge fan of Syrah. I find them flirty but disappointing in the end; they are the college co-eds of the big reds. However, this bottle has resurrected my faith. Full of dried Bing cherry, unsweetened cacao, and blueberry (boysenberry, maybe?), this bottle has given me reason to attempt Syrah again. There's another taste note I can't distinuish. Maybe allspice? Ideas? Thank you, Araujo, for rockin' my palate!

Napa Valley 2006

The 2006 vintage was not the easiest for Napa growers, as a wide range of issues demanded careful management of the vineyards. It started as winter flooding, and wet weather pushed back bud break — spring botrytis was a problem. Things heated up in June and July, and shatter was a problem, but the pace of ripening also caught up somewhat in the warm conditions. August cooled off a bit, allowing the pace of ripening to continue at a good clip, and conditions remained sound through the harvest. Cool temperatures arrived in October, with a little rain in the first week, and mold was a concerns. Late-ripening Cabernet struggled somewhat to achieve perfect physiological ripeness, and while the vintage has produced some very good to excellent wines, it is a bit more variable than the stellar years that surround it.

Key Dates

June
Conditions warmer than average

July
Conditions warmer than average

August
Coolest of the summer months

October
Slight rain at the start of the month

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