2016 Accendo Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: Napa Valley
Cépage: Cabernet Sauvignon (82%); Cabernet Franc (15%); Petit Verdot (3%)
Size: 750 ml
Rating(s): 98 (RP); 97 (JS)
"Deep garnet-purple colored, it bursts out of the glass with exotic spice notes of star anise, fenugreek and cumin seed over a core of blackberry pie, wild blueberries and warm cassis with hints of kirsch, cigar box and mocha plus a waft of smoked meats. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is jam-packed with vibrant black, blue and red fruits plus tons of spicy sparks, framed by wonderfully ripe, fine-grained tannins and beautiful freshness, finishing long and perfumed."
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