Wine Advocate 89 points - The 2010 Tenacious ratchets up the level of intensity and is less evolved as well as more full-bodied and structured than the 2009. Although approachable, it will be even better following several more years of bottle age, and should keep for a decade or more. (Oct 2013)
Deep and full-bodied, Tenacious is a proprietary red wine that is nearly as popular now as Cabernet Sauvignon, but with more softness and less tannin to please the palates of those who favor these traits.
Tenacious has a bouquet made of plum blossoms, those first flowers blooming before the spring, and a great taste with notes, top and bottom, of both tea and chocolate.
Our estate-grown and bottled Tenacious matures unfiltered in new French oak barrels for 18 to 23 months. Its bottle has been designed in France by Saver Glass and features a 100% natural cork by Ganau of Sardinia, Italy and its label is by the notable Napa artist Jeffrey Caldawey.
|In every lifetime, there are a few timeless treasures and they are there to be enjoyed and, then, cherished. Family, friends, the times they spend together living and loving life to its fullest are a part of them.
These are the traditions of the Celani Family, rich in the everyday culture of their forefathers’ Italy, and in their enjoyment of every day of life. It is an enjoyment that now moves from pleasure into passion with the desire, and the determination, to produce the very best.
So, now, it is our pleasure to introduce the Celani Family Vineyards fine wines, the culmination of their great tradition and its rich Italian heritage, now re-created in California’s Napa Valley and estate bottled in select quantities for you, your family and friends to celebrate the best of times. Celani Estate Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Ardore—a celebration all its own.