Selene 2012 Vintage Release!

We are releasing our 2012’s!!

Yay for 2012! Spring started with warm days leading to a quick bloom that set the stage for even crop load and ripening. Weather in summer and fall did not disappoint and provided the harvest with a rich and appealing profile.

Mia tasting fermenting 2012 Sauvignon Blanc

2012 Selene Sauvignon Blanc Hyde Vineyards (100% Sauvignon Blanc Musque selection , 830 cases $28.00/bottle)

Mia’s tasting notes: Intense and exotic aromas of Meyer lemon, pineapple, mandarin orange and orange liquor, white pepper, apple blossom, cocoa butter, apricot, bread dough, anise, and bees wax. All this exotic intensity translates very well in the palate with a fine balance between good acidity and rich viscosity.

Mia tasting fermenting 2012 Merlot

2012 Selene Merlot Frediani Vineyard (100% Merlot, 387 cases $35.00/bottle)

Mia’s tasting notes: Blackberry and raspberry; slightly toasted vanilla bean; darkest chocolate and espresso; slight mineral tone and a lovely floral violet and jasmine. The first sip shows lots of intensity on the initial impact with an alluring, mouth-watering quality; the tannins provide a sweet, chewy texture that lingers nicely in the finish.

2012 Selene Cabernet Sauvignon Dead Fred Vineyard (100% Cabernet Sauvignon, 266 cases $50.00/bottle)

Mia’s tasting notes: Blueberry syrup, blackcurrant, brown sugar, coffee, salty caramel, molasses, and chocolate aromas. Flavors in the mouth mirror the aromatics with very good intensity. The tannins are strong and intense as well, but have a ripeness and sweetness to them that you only get in vintages like this.

2007 Selene Chesler Red Wine (52% Cabernet Franc; 48% Merlot, 291 cases $40.00/bottle) 92 points – Robert Parker

Mia’s tasting notes: The 2007 is upfront, not pulling any punches; a quality not unlike the 2004. Showing vanilla, graphite, and cedar characters, with blueberry syrup, brown sugar, dark chocolate, cherry pie, and espresso. Favors in the mouth mirror aromas, tannins are particularly balanced and sweet from impact to finish.

Remember the 10% discount on 1 mixed case, and 20% discount on 2 mixed cases. Plus, 3-day Air shipping is included on all orders over $200. 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:, 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