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2015 Celani Family Vineyard Unfiltered Reserve

Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar; Purchased at retail

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Celani Family Vineyard

Celani Family Vineyards is a 17-acre estate in the foothills of the Vaca Mountains. It was founded by Tom Celani, the grandson of an Italian immigrant who made his own table wine. Tom Celani founded and ran a major beer distributorship in Detroit before pursuing his interest in wine and his winemaking heritage by starting his own winemaking venture. The estate produces Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, blends and rosé. Napa winemaking star Mark Herold in Celani’s winemaking consultant, and the wines often win scores in the mid to high 90s from reviewers. Ardore is Celani’s flagship Cabernet Sauvignon, and Vinous described a recent vintage as “rich, ripe, voluptuous and opulent.”


United States, California, Napa Valley

Napa Valley AVA is the most famous winemaking region in the United States and one of the most prestigious in the world. With nearly 43,000 acres of vineyards and more than 300 wineries, it is the heart of fine wine production in the United States. Winemaking started in Napa in 1838 when George C. Yount planted grapes and began producing wine commercially. Other winemaking pioneers followed in the late 19th century, including the founders of Charles Krug, Schramsberg, Inglenook and Beaulieu Vineyards. An infestation of phylloxera, an insect that attacks vine roots, and the onset of Prohibition nearly wiped out the nascent Napa wine industry in the early 20th century. But by the late 1950s and early 1960s Robert Mondavi and other visionaries were producing quality wines easily distinguishable from the mass-produced jug wines made in California’s Central Valley. Napa Valley’s AVA was established in 1983, and today there are 16 sub-appellations within the Napa Valley AVA. Many grapes grow well in Napa’s Mediterranean climate, but the region is best known for Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay is also very successfully cultivated, and about 30% of the AVA’s acreage is planted to white grapes, with the majority of those grapes being Chardonnay,