Grape(s): 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot
Localization: Napa Valley, California, USA
Tasting Notes: This is an exceptional vintage. The Altagracia Cabernet emerges out of the glass with intense aromas of black cherries, currant liqueur, and blackberry pie spiced up with cinnamon, nutmeg
, and a hint of rosewood and sandalwood. The mouthfeel is ample and supple, velvety yet vibrant with
fine powdery tannins, bright freshness, and sparkling energy. The long and savory finish lingers with
spices framed by a hint of saltiness. As the wine opens, layers of floral notes, pencil shavings, and
volcanic stones add to the complexity. This is a very enticing and captivating Altagracia that reflects
the complexity of its soils, the generosity of its climate, and the vitality of its plants; in other words: a
wine true to its terroir.
The Domain: There is nothing so immutable as the land in wine. Vintages offer variation, as do winemakers and proprietors. Mother Nature is capricious, always wanting the last word. But the land is a constant, its geology and composition immovable. At the heart of every great wine is a piece of land like no other.
First planted to vines in the 1880s, Eisele Vineyard sits in the northeast Napa Valley, just east of Calistoga at the base of the Palisades Mountain range. Farmed organically since 1998 and biodynamically since 2000, the site has been principally dedicated to Cabernet Sauvignon for the last fifty years. Beginning with the inaugural release bearing the Eisele name in 1971, this iconic vineyard has received
consistent recognition for possessing one of the great terroirs of Napa Valley. The wines invariably express the exceptional depth, elegance, and longevity hallmarks of the Eisele Vineyard.
Our vision is nothing less than to re-embrace the long history of Eisele Vineyard while realizing the full potential of this remarkable estate. Preserving and expanding upon the vineyard’s distinguished legacy in Napa Valley — and among the great winegrowing estates of the world — is an honor and our aspiration. Through intellectual rigor, humility, and the utmost respect for the land, our aim is to make wines that speak of the Eisele Vineyard in the most authentic way possible.