In honor of Mario and Lena Lanza, grandparents of brothers Rick, Ron, Larry, and Ken Lanza, we named this dessert wine “Marlena.” Mario and Lena were the first generation of the Lanza family to make wine in Suisun Valley.
Black current, rich plum and brown sugar open the bouquet. Sweet vanilla and nutmeg spice continue with toasty oak and candied oranges. Palate opens with dates, dried figs and espresso. Flavors continue with dark cocoa, aged cigar tobacco and wild flower honey. Elegant apple spice in the lengthy finish. Try with wild blueberry crisp and vanilla gelato.