Designer Napa Valley - 97 Point 2018 Eisele Vineyard Altagracia

Eisele Vineyard, Altagracia, Napa Valley

Designer Napa Valley Eisele Altagracia Collection - Gucci, Latour, Clos de Tart, Eisele Vineyard Owner

Today, I get to share with you a Napa Valley Designer wine that you can collect AND Drink! The Eisele Vineyard was purchased by Château Latour Owner François Pinault! Mr. Pinault also added Burgundy Grand Cru Clos de Tart in 2017 and also "dabbles" in couture as he also operates: Gucci, Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga, and others.

Since 1971 some of California's most renowned wines have been made from grapes grown at the Eisele Vineyard. We all have our differing opinions about Designer Brands, but what about Designer wines. Here is what our Wine Advocate Robert Parker says, "It is no coincidence that the Eisele Vineyard is now owned by a first-growth proprietor from France, François Pinault, of Château Latour in Bordeaux and other significant estates in France. ... all is proceeding brilliantly at the Eisele Vineyard, ... thoroughly compelling—so the greatness from this fabulous terroir continues unabated."

This last summer, I had the privilege to visit burgundy's Grand Cru Clos de Tart. Mind you, this visit came after visiting Domaine de la Romanee Conti. I thought, nothing was going to interest me, after The Domaine. And I have to confess, I had a negative connotation of a Designer Couture Billionaire buying up vineyards. But then, I was compelled by the passion of winemaker, Alessandro Noli. I left having so much respect for the resourcefulness of Mr. Pinault. He seems to empower the right people with sufficient passion for their craft, who have sufficient courage to make changes and most importantly, who effectively love and respect the life and work experience of those who are doing the real work in the vineyards! There is nothing more I want to experience than this type of passion, love and respect from a designer vineyard in my own, country's Designer Napa Valley, Eisele Vineyard!

It is such a privilege to share this with you! We acquired these directly from the Winery and are available in Original Cardboard Box. Read, Great Provenance! May you be compelled by the passionate expression of Eisele Vineyard Altagracia!

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Critical Acclaim:

"Intense aromas of black fruit, cocoa powder, black olives, dried violets, tar and cigar box. Some black peppercorn, too. It’s full-bodied with firm, chalky tannins. Incredible intensity and purity of fruit with gorgeous breadth and depth. Superb, new-wave Napa red. 80% cabernet sauvignon, the rest mostly cabernet franc with a hit of petit verdot." (February 2021)

97 Points ⁠— James Suckling | 2018 Eisele Altagracia

"Lots of violets and dark berries with sweet underbrush and fresh mushrooms, following through to a medium to full body, soft and silky tannins and a succulent and refined finish. It remains supple and beautiful. Hard not to drink now." (February 2019)

96 Points ⁠— James Suckling | 2016 Eisele Altagracia

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