Auction 21 | Lot No. 172
5 cases produced
- A new wine from the Araujo family, inspired by iconic Napa Valley wines from the 1960s and 1970s
- Sourced from multiple, exceptional vineyards throughout Napa Valley, mostly Oakville and Rutherford benchlands
- Layers and layers of flavors around a core of elegant minerality
- Brilliant, balanced, fresh and finessed; a quintessential expression of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker, Accendo Cellars
Raised in California's wine country with family roots in Luxembourg, Francoise received an enology degree from UC Davis. After post-graduate work at the University of Bordeaux and an apprenticeship at Chateau Haut-Brion, Francoise returned to the Napa Valley.
In 1993, Francoise joined Araujo Estate, soon stepping into the role of winemaker.
Country born: United States
Education: U.C. Davis
Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years
Meritage Wine Market
162 South Rancho Santa Fe Road
Encinitas CA 92024
Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection