2016 Accendo Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

$355.00
(Net Item - no discounts apply)
WA98VN97+

Wine advocate writes, 'The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is blended of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot and was bottled in August 2018. Deep garnet-purple colored, it bursts out of the glass with exotic spice notes of star anise, fenugreek and cumin seed over a core of blackberry pie, wild blueberries and warm cassis with hints of kirsch, cigar box and mocha plus a waft of smoked meats. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is jam-packed with vibrant black, blue and red fruits plus tons of spicy sparks, framed by wonderfully ripe, fine-grained tannins and beautiful freshness, finishing long and perfumed.'

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker:
Francoise Peschon
Vintage:
2016
Aging:
21 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 100% new
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Total Varietal Composition %:
82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot
SKU #:
1041422
Size:
750 ml Bottle
WA98

Wine Advocate

The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is blended of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot and was bottled in August 2018. Deep garnet-purple colored, it bursts out of the glass with exotic spice notes of star anise, fenugreek and cumin seed over a core of blackberry pie, wild blueberries and warm cassis with hints of kirsch, cigar box and mocha plus a waft of smoked meats. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is jam-packed with vibrant black, blue and red fruits plus tons of spicy sparks, framed by wonderfully ripe, fine-grained tannins and beautiful freshness, finishing long and perfumed.

VN97+

Vinous

The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is a powerful, brooding wine, and yet stylistically it still falls within Bart and Daphne Araujo's conception of a more classic style of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Plum, bittersweet chocolate, lavender, new leather, menthol, spice and grilled herbs infuse this super-expressive, racy Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2016 is a bit firmer and more vertical than the 2015 tasted alongside it. I imagine it will take a few years to come into its own, but all the elements are in the right place for that to happen. This is a fabulous example of the year at its very best.