This is the sister Cabernet Sauvignon from the renowned Eisele Vineyard and for this newest vintage, is comprised entirely from their estate vineyard in the bench of Calistoga’s palisades. As a result, the 2017 Altagracia is closer to its brother, Eisele Vineyard Cabernet, than ever before. This newest vintage is incredible for its price point- it retails for less than a quarter of their Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. It can be enjoyed now with a quick decant or by letting it sit open with the cork our for a few hours. This Altagracia Cabernet immediately offers bold, expressive notes of blackberry pie, Black Forest cake and warm cassis with hints of fresh, savory notes. Medium to full-bodied, these notes spill onto the palate with mocha, espresso and graphite to make for an incredibly complete wine.
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 which are hallmarks of the Eisele Vineyard. Protected by the Palisades Mountains to the north and cooled by westerly breezes from the Chalk Hill Gap, this 38-acre vineyard is planted on well-drained cobbly soils that produce a low yielding crop of exceptionally concentrated fruit.