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Accendo Cellars Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2018

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CWA97

RP

WS

JS

AG

ST

W&S

JH

Price: $75.00

 
Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

97 Points | CWA
“This flashy and refreshing white wine features gorgeous aromas of pear, grapefruit, orange blossom and lemon sorbet. These captivating notes open up on the palate to include succulent white peach, key lime and melon notes with a luscious, silky texture. This mouth-watering wine shows tremendous crispness of fresh fruit with subtle notes of ginger on the tangy finish. Enjoy over the next 4-5 years. Bravo!” - California Wine Advisors

Robb Report - Best Sauvignon Blancs of 2020
“A second iteration for Napa’s Araujo family, Accendo is making top-notch Sauvignon Blanc a priority, with the help of consulting winemaker Michel Rolland and viticulturist Steve Matthiasson. This vintage—made in a mix of new and used French oak, concrete and stainless-steel drums, and aged sur lie—is an exquisite, complex example of the best Napa can produce. A spiced sachet of aromas includes fragrant jasmine, guava and hints of vanilla, and an orchardful of citrus (grapefruit, tangerine, lime zest) is rounded out by peach flavors, with vivid tension balanced by elegant creaminess.”

“The 2018 Sauvignon Blanc strides boldly out of the glass with notes of green apples, white peaches and fresh grapefruit plus hints of wild thyme, lemongrass, honeysuckle and musk perfume. Medium-bodied, the palate has a lovely touch of creaminess to the texture with loads of freshness lifting the intense stone fruit and citrus flavors to a long finish.” - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

“The 2018 Sauvignon Blanc is a very pretty and expressive wine that captures striking varietal character and textural richness, with pretty tropical overtones from the Sauvignon Musqué clone in the blend. Racy, inviting and flat-out delicious, the 2018 is a real winner. In this vintage, the Sauvignon has a bit more weight and texture while retaining its classic sense of brightness. This is such a gorgeous white.” - Antonio Galloni
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Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

97 Points | CWA
“This flashy and refreshing white wine features gorgeous aromas of pear, grapefruit, orange blossom and lemon sorbet. These captivating notes open up on the palate to include succulent white peach, key lime and melon notes with a luscious, silky texture. This mouth-watering wine shows tremendous crispness of fresh fruit with subtle notes of ginger on the tangy finish. Enjoy over the next 4-5 years. Bravo!” - California Wine Advisors

Robb Report - Best Sauvignon Blancs of 2020
“A second iteration for Napa’s Araujo family, Accendo is making top-notch Sauvignon Blanc a priority, with the help of consulting winemaker Michel Rolland and viticulturist Steve Matthiasson. This vintage—made in a mix of new and used French oak, concrete and stainless-steel drums, and aged sur lie—is an exquisite, complex example of the best Napa can produce. A spiced sachet of aromas includes fragrant jasmine, guava and hints of vanilla, and an orchardful of citrus (grapefruit, tangerine, lime zest) is rounded out by peach flavors, with vivid tension balanced by elegant creaminess.”

“The 2018 Sauvignon Blanc strides boldly out of the glass with notes of green apples, white peaches and fresh grapefruit plus hints of wild thyme, lemongrass, honeysuckle and musk perfume. Medium-bodied, the palate has a lovely touch of creaminess to the texture with loads of freshness lifting the intense stone fruit and citrus flavors to a long finish.” - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

“The 2018 Sauvignon Blanc is a very pretty and expressive wine that captures striking varietal character and textural richness, with pretty tropical overtones from the Sauvignon Musqué clone in the blend. Racy, inviting and flat-out delicious, the 2018 is a real winner. In this vintage, the Sauvignon has a bit more weight and texture while retaining its classic sense of brightness. This is such a gorgeous white.” - Antonio Galloni



Ratings Sources

RP - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
WS - Wine Spectator
CWA - California Wine Advisors
JS - James Suckling
IWR - International Wine Review

Winery Accendo

Vineyard Designate

AVA

Region Napa Valley