Auction 25 | Lot No. 13
5 cases produced
- Your wine’s fruit was primarily sourced from our estate vineyards in the Rutherford nested appellation
- A small percentage of the grapes are from the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley
- This wine is a blend of the classic red varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec
- Aging for 20 months in 50% new French oak
This artfully crafted Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon marries the elegant lush red fruit, spice and earth notes of our Rutherford estate Cabernet with the brooding, dark berry flavors of Oak Knoll District fruit. While predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon, this one-of-a-kind blend is comprised of all five Bordeaux varietals. Merlot brings supple fruit, Malbec and Petit Verdot nuance and spice, and Cabernet Franc lends a fruit-floral perfume. The resulting wine promises to be approachable yet cellar worthy, not to mention loaded with velvety tannins, layered red and black fruit flavors and hints of raspberry preserves, cocoa and quintessential Rutherford Dust.
Winemaker, Bella Union
Michael Accurso has served as the winemaker for Bella Union Winery since 2018. Born and Raised in the Napa Valley, Michael’s passion for wine came naturally and his depth of experience in both the cellar and the vineyards gives him unique insight in crafting wines for Bella Union. Over his career, Michael has had the fortune to work in a variety of regions, both domestically and abroad—from Napa Valley and the Russian River Valley, to Mendocino, Paso Robles and even Argentina. Before joining the Far Niente Family of Wineries and Vineyards, Michael spent four years at Goldeneye Winery beginning first as the Assistant Winemaker before ultimately rising the ranks with the title of Winemaker. Prior to taking the helm at Goldeneye, he spent several years in Vineyard Management roles with both Ardzrooni Vineyard Management and DAOU Vineyards. Michael obtained a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business, with a minor in Wine in Viticulture from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in 2010.
Country born: United States
Years in the wine industry: 9 years
607 Airpark Road
Napa CA 94558
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