Hello from Selene!
What a crazy weather year! Summer has finally arrived in Napa and we are gearing up for Harvest. With that, we are ready to release the latest Sauvignon Blanc, and we have a special 3-pack Vertical of Dead Fred Cabernet Sauvignon.
2010 Selene Sauvignon Blanc Hyde Vineyards (550 cases $28.00/bottle) The 2010 Selene Sauvignon Blanc is Mia’s favorite vintage since 2000! She says it is one of the more perfect vintages for Sauvignon Blanc. It was a summer on the cooler side of average. With few spells of particularly hot or cold temps; a moderate size crop; and an autumn featuring slow, even ripening weather that allowed a rare October pick. Some of the most flavorful and intense grapes Mia can remember. She used a new “sequential fermentation” technique on about 40% of the blend to optimize flavor, intensity, and texture. Here are her tasting notes:
Tangerine, cantaloupe, white nectarine, green mango, honeysuckle, beeswax, cardamom, and chrysanthemum. Mouthwatering, intense, viscous, and long. Yum.
Special 3 bottle Vertical of Dead Fred Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon $120.00 We haven’t released the 2008 Selene Dead Fred Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon yet, so here’s your chance to get a sneak peek. We are offering up a special 3 bottle vertical of Dead Fred. Here’s what you get for $120.00 shipping included! â€“ 1 bottle each of the 2006, 2007 and 2008 Selene Dead Fred Cabernet.
2006 Selene Cabernet Sauvignon Dead Fred Vineyard (580 cases – Release price $50.00/bottle) Wine Spectator 92 points, Wine Advocate 90 points
2007 Selene Cabernet Sauvignon Dead Fred Vineyard (380 cases – Release price $50.00/bottle) Wine Enthusiast 93 points, Wine Spectator 91 points, Wine Advocate 91 points.
2008 Selene Cabernet Sauvignon Dead Fred Vineyard (148 cases â€“ Release price $50.00/bottle) Wine Enthusiast 90 points, Wine Advocate 90+ points.
Finally, we still have some 2008 Merlot and 2005 Chesler in stock. If you have these in your cellar, they are tasting awesome right now:
2008 Selene Merlot Frediani Vineyard(378 cases produced $35.00/bottle) Wine Spectator 92 points.
2005 Selene ‘Chesler’ Red Wine (50% Cabernet Franc, 50% Merlot) (292 cases $50.00/bottle) Wine Spectator 92 points, Wine Advocate 92 points, Wine Enthusiast 91 points.
Remember the 10% discount on 1 mixed case, and 20% discount on 2 mixed cases! Plus, 2-day Air shipping is included on all orders over $100. We will hold your order for you, (not charge your credit card) until the weather improves for shipping.
We can accept your orders on the BUY page of the website: www.selenewines.com , or print out the Order Form from the BUY page and fax or mail it to us.
Mia Klein and Tracy Hall