Auction 24 | Lot No. 71
5 cases produced
- Your wine is a unique blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc
- Fruit is from a Bella Oaks Lane cornerstone vineyard—hallowed ground for Napa Valley
- Aging in 100% French oak barrels
- The fruit is intense, beautifully proportioned and complex with aromatic ripe plum and black cherry
Bella Union was founded by the partners of Far Niente and Nickel & Nickel, where for more than 30 years we have been growing, making and enjoying Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. We’ve combined the lessons learned in blending Far Niente’s Oakville estate vineyards with an intimate knowledge of the Napa Valley through our single-vineyard Cabernet at Nickel & Nickel, to produce a wine that brings together the best of our extensive experience. Our primary Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard is located along Bella Oaks Lane – hallowed ground for Napa Valley Cabernet. This western bench site offers an ideal combination of cool evenings and warm afternoons, which, in turn, allows the grapes to ripen fully and evenly. Blended with Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec, this special lot has been aged in French oak from select coopers that enhance and harmonize the beautiful flavors.
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
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Napa CA 94558
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