2009 Dead Fred Cabernet Sauvignon Release

Hello from Selene!

Just a quick note to let you know we are releasing our 2009 Dead Fred Cabernet Sauvignon.

Mia at Dead Fred Vineyard

This wine has a few great reviews, and there wasn’t much made, so it will go fast. If you don’t want to miss out, get your order in!
2009 Selene Cabernet Sauvignon Dead Fred Vineyard (100% Cabernet Sauvignon, 190 cases $50.00/bottle)

2009 brought Napa rain both late in the spring and early in the fall; not exactly what winemakers wish for. However, the spring rains did keep us from experiencing our third year of drought and did not affect bloom negatively at Dead Fred. The vines enjoyed a very nice summer and early fall, which made for a nice maturation for the fruit. This allowed ample ripeness and harvesting before mid-October rain. The resulting wine was aged in 90% new French oak and bottled in April 2011.

Mia’s tasting notes: Imagine coffee beans roasting deeply over an oak wood fire, just slightly smoky, with dark chocolate, and raspberry syrup. Those flavors, along with a rich dark caramel, are also present in the mouth with very good intensity. The tannins are bold but with a quite fine texture, and linger long on the palate with the flavors.

Antonio Galloni of The Wine Advocate review:
The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Dead Fred Vineyards is flat-out beautiful. Layers of expressive dark fruit, smoke, tar, incense and graphite caress the palate in this highly articulate, refined wine. With time in the glass, the wine shows gorgeous inner perfume and sweetness. Today (Dec. 2011) the oak is a bit pronounced, but the wine appears to have the depth to provide balance over time.
93 Points. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2021.

The Wine Spectator had this to say:
This firm red exhibits a chunky mix of earth- and mineral-laced dried berry, sage and cedar flavors. Maintains its muscular, chewy profile, yet finishes with a nice burst of ripe berry fruit and cedary oak. Best from 2013 through 2025. 91 Points. 190 cases made. (Oct 31, 2012) JL

And finally, in case you missed them, we still have our specials:

3 bottle Vertical of Dead Fred Cabernet. Here’s what you get for $120.00 (shipping included!) – 1 bottle each of the 2006, 2007 and 2008 Selene Dead Fred Cabernet.
4 Bottle Vertical of Chesler – 1 bottle of 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 Chesler for $150.00 (shipping included)
6 Bottle Vertical of Chesler – 1 bottle of 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 Chesler for $225.00 (shipping included)

Remember the 10% discount on 1 mixed case, and 20% discount on 2 mixed cases, including the Vertical Specials. 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 we ship.
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, or give us a call (707) 258-8119.

Mia Klein and Tracy Hall