Eisele Vineyard operates as a unique Californian producer, set apart by its distinction as a Napa Valley estate. Among other notables in this exceptional region are icons like Harlan Estate and Screaming Eagle.
- Vintages with 100 point scores: 1997, 2013
- Most popular for its Cabernet Sauvignon with notes of graphite, cedar, and blackcurrant
- Highest achievement: One of the few American wineries to be served at a Nobel Prize dinner
Provenance & Masters Behind the Bottle
Situated in the revered terroir of Napa Valley, Eisele Vineyard has a storied history dating back to the 19th century. Currently under the stewardship of François Pinault and Artemis Domaines, the estate has preserved its boutique appeal while scaling its reputation worldwide. Winemaker Hélène Mingot champions biodynamic practices, ensuring an organic touch in each bottle.
Vineyard & Craftsmanship
The vineyard extends across 162 acres, primarily featuring Cabernet Sauvignon vines. Exclusivity reigns here with just 2,000 cases produced annually. Precise canopy management, organic composting, and meticulous sorting contribute to the vineyard’s singular character. The unique balance of Rutherford Dust and volcanic soils enhances the complexity of the wines.
Aging & Investment Value
With exceptional ageability, Eisele Vineyard’s wines can easily hold their own for two decades or more, making them an attractive proposition for serious collectors. The consistent upward trajectory in auction prices further solidifies its place as a worthwhile investment.