Accendo'Laurea' Red 2018- Special Priced 3-Pack
Made by Nigel Kinsman, of Kinsman Eades, this debut vintage of Accendo ‘Laurea’ is a blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. “It absolutely shines with red currant jelly, Morello cherries and black raspberry scents plus hints of dried mint and unsmoked cigars. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is taut yet plush with an approachable structure and tons of crunchy fruit, finishing with a compelling lift.” Nigel explained, “With this first vintage of Laurea, we have produced a wine that is approachable and pleasurable now, but it will age gracefully over time. Its fantastic flavors are juicy and friendly, and express an immediacy and charm that are irresistible.” 645 cases were made.
This was Bart & Daphne Araujo's philosophy as the proprietors of Araujo Estate and stewards of the historic Eisele Vineyard, and it is their guiding principle today with Accendo Cellars, the Napa Valley winegrowing venture the Araujo family founded in 2013. Inspired by the revolutionary Napa Valley wines of the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s, Accendo pays homage to an earlier era and marks a beginning of a promising new paradigm: to source grapes from some of the finest vineyard sites and terroir in Napa Valley; to make a wine of balance and restraint in the style of Napa Valley’s past wines; and to produce this wine with the commitment, energy and meticulous attention to detail that have characterized our past efforts. The past Araujo wine production are all working together again at Accendo and is led by winemakers Francoise Peschon and Nigel Kinsman, viticulturist Steve Matthiasson, and consulting winemaker Michel Rolland.
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