The delicious, soft, consumer-friendly 2011 Ardore reveals good ripeness, sweet red and black currents, and dusty, loamy soil notes intertwined with a touch of oak. Medium-bodied, fresh and charming.
The 2011 Celani Ardore is made from a meticulous selection of 10 barrels from the most exceptional vineyard sources of Cabernet Sauvignon in Napa Valley. Aged for 22 months in 100% new French oak barrels, this wine is never fined nor filtered. Ardore is powerfully aromatic with layers of sun-roasted black raspberries, black cherries, crème de cassis, and roughened suede leather. Tobacco, black tea, milk chocolate and dried flowers add further compliment. Plush flavors of black and red fruit expand on the palate giving this wine simultaneous elegance, richness, and opulence. The tannins are extremely supple, leading the path toward a long rewarding finish. A delicious wine. Given the overall extract and balance, the 2011 Ardore will age gracefully over the next 15 years.
Mark Herold ~ Winemaker