2016 Celani Wines "Tenacious"
Tasting Notes: This vintage of Tenacious is made from Celani Family Estate Merlot (70%) and Cabernet Franc (30%). Incredibly complex and mineral driven, 2016 Tenacious bursts with aromas and flavors of ripe blackberries, black cherries, apricot jam, ultra-ripe strawberries, tobacco and sun-baked rock. Tertiary notes of pencil lead, fresh wildflowers, licorice, soy and cola add to the heady aromatic landscape. This wine offers a seamless palate of powerful flavors supported by a backbone of savory, fresh & lively acidity leading to a satisfyingly long finish.
Vintner Notes: Vincenzo Celani came to America in 1912 from his native town of Ferentino, near Rome. Vincenzo’s son, Benedetto, had three children, including Tom, who is the proprietor of Celani Family Vineyards. Tom began his love of wine in the 1960s, making table wine with his grandfather. In 1983 he began to seriously collect wine, even traveling to Europe to visit vineyards. Given Tom’s rich Italian family traditions and keen interest in wine, and then winemaking, it is no surprise that he fell in love with and purchased a Tuscan-style estate, with its 17 acres of grapes and 120 olive trees in the foothills of the Vaca Mountain range. As the proprietor of the Celani Family Vineyards, Tom has chosen to bottle wine with a focus on quality, not quantity. To Tom Celani, winemaking is a passion. In little more than one lifetime his descendants have succeeded in transplanting so much of the enduring culture of their native land to their new home in America. Now it is yours to enjoy with the introduction of the Celani Family Vineyards.