Accendo Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2018


Accendo Cellars is: the Araujo Family’s wine brand, made by two generations working together with their longstanding team to honor the winemaking and family heritage of Napa Valley.

Produce and promote classically styled wines that express their terroir with balance, purity and nobility; revisit the iconic Napa Valley Cabernets of the 1950s – 1970s, sourced from multiple vineyards and showing perfectly 50 – 70 years later. Great wines don’t answer all the questions at the first sip. Great wines inspire a dialog about what makes them great

Many of the iconic Cabernet Sauvignons dating from the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s were sourced from multiple, exceptional vineyard sites throughout Napa Valley. Brilliant in their youth, the best of these wines are still vibrant and pure fifty and more years later. 

Accendo Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon is modeled after this ideal: an uber blend utilizing impeccable fruit from superior vineyard sites, fashioned in a winemaking style that emphasizes elegance, balance, freshness and finesse. Accessible at a young age, yet with the concentration and complexity required for extended cellaring, Accendo Cabernet Sauvignon is a quintessential expression of Napa Valley terroir.

2018 in Napa Valley will be remembered as a stellar growing season. 

Winemaker Notes: 2018 in Napa Valley will be remembered as a stellar growing season. A textural, intellectual wine, so beautifully built, quietly confident, distinguished and subtle, with a precise, classic structure. It’s like a ballerina: graceful, elegant and refined, but with immense power and strength.

"The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is just as magnificent as it was last year. Dark, sensual and enveloping, the 2018 possesses off the charts intensity and fabulous balance. Black cherry, plum, chocolate, spice and licorice all build over time, but it is the wine's mind-blowing intensity and pedigree that are once again so alluring. The 2018 is quite simply regal." - 100 points, Antonio Galloni Vinous

"Deep garnet-purple in color, it leaps from the glass with classic cassis, warm plums and boysenberries scents plus nuances of violets, lavender, pencil lead and menthol with hints of crushed rock and tilled soil. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is built like a brick house, framed by firm, grainy tannins and bold freshness with super intense black fruit and earthy layers, finishing long and mineral laced." - 98 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 


Producer: Accendo Cellars
Country: USA
Region: California
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Appellation: Napa Valley 
Vintage: 2018
Size: 750ml