** Snowy Boston weekend ** 1/17 Jaime & Bachelor, 1/18 Dupes & Hustlers — 8 months ago
On 12/14/18 at Madison’s recommended by Jaime. A lovely, balanced, full bodies Zinfandel!! — 2 years ago
Bart and Daphne Araujo sold their eponymous Estate and its jewel, the Eisele Vineyard, to François Pinault of Château Latour five years ago. The offer from Pinault “came out of the blue,” according to Bart, but it was one the Araujos couldn’t refuse. Not being ready to retire, work started immediately on their next project, Accendo.
The focus at Accendo (pronounced “akkendo” and meaning: to kindle, illuminate, inflame, arouse) is almost clichéd if not on trend for a new Napa project - restraint and reverence to the wines of the 1960s and 70s. Sourced from vineyards in St. Helena and Oakville, they produce Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc. The team includes Françoise Peschon, Michel Rolland, and Steve Matthiasson, as well as the Araujo’s children Jaime and Greg.
Extraordinarily mineral driven. My first thought was this is what Napa SB would taste like if it was made by Weingut Keller, mouthwatering, layered minerality with lime and citrus blossom accents. Yasss! — 2 years ago
24.05.20 — 4 months ago
Super bone dry. Has a pear skin and like a cherry pit brightness. The excellence of manzanilla personified — 7 months ago
Röda äpplen, honung, nougat, mogna citroner, kex och vissa gräsiga/örtiga undertoner. Tydliga snäckskal och fin mineralitet. Öppnar knastrigt i texturen men övergår snabbt åt klunkvänliga håller. Stora glas för denna! — 2 years ago
Mature light but very enjoyable. — 7 months ago