The 2011 Celani Family Vineyards Tenacious is made from 69% Estate grown Merlot, 28% Cabernet Franc from Stagecoach Vineyard and 3% Petit Verdot --barrel aged for 22 months in 70% new French oak barrels. The result is a wine with powerful aromatics of ripe black raspberries, dusty black currants, cranberry, black cherry, and juice pomegranate. Adding to the aromatic array are hints of rhubarb pie, graphite, minerally black cardamom, wild sage brush and white pepper. The mouth is rich and lush showing gushes of red and black berries framed by super-soft tannin and sexy oak. Uber balanced. The 2011 Tenacious will drink wonderfully over the next 10 years.
Mark Herold ~ Winemaker