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The Celani Family Vineyards 2005 Ardore Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits fruit and sarsaparilla aromas and an alluring blend of boysenberry, black-cherry, and currant flavors. The French-oak barrels used for aging lend spice to a long finish that promises great cellaring potential. Worth knowing: Theories about the function of the punt the depression in the bottom of a wine bottle range from increased strength or balance to the suggestion that it once served as a mechanism by which servants conveyed secret messages to their masters. Celani Family Vineyards, however, has removed some of the design's mystery: For his 600-case inaugural release of cabernet sauvignon, owner Tom Celani commissioned oversize bottles with massive punts to collect the unfiltered wine's sediment. Winemaker Mark Herold was adamant about not filtering the final product.

  • Year: 2005
91 Points
Wine Spectator
"Smooth, rich and polished. Offers a complex mix of spicy oak, ripe currant, black cherry and blackberry, with touches of herb, cedar and nutmeg, veering into earthiness. Best from 2009 through 2014. Winemaker's notes: Ardore Explodes on the palate layered with sweet cassis and liquorice, rich and polished with a complex mix of spicy oak, ripe currant, black cherry and blackberry and touches of herb, cedar and nutmeg, veering into earthiness. Spicy acidity and hints of decadent chocolates note on the mid and back Palate. Exultantly savory with a huge, Minute and a half plus finish."

Ardore Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 750ml

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Item #8615

Ardore Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 750ml

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