Hello from Selene!
We have been busy with harvest, but wanted to take a break to release our 2006 Dead Fred Cabernet Sauvignon!
Some of you may remember the first vintage, 2004 Dead Fred Cabernet, as it was an instant hit! The name always brings a smile to my face. Fred (RIP) was the beloved cat of the vineyard owners, David Goldman and Lisa Cort, and he found his final resting place among the blue oak grove that borders the vineyard. The vineyard is located in the Coombsville area of Napa. Just under three acres are planted on soils that range from sandy loam to gravelly and even cobbly loams, with two clones of Cabernet Sauvignon.
As a vintage, 2006 was nicely measured with normal-plus rain in the winter and even summer and fall temperatures for ripening. Grapes were harvested the third week in October. Fermentation and maceration times totaled 20 days. Wine was aged in 100% new French oak until bottling in June of 2008.
Hereâ€™s my tasting notes: Aromas begin with ripe blackberry cobbler, complete with baked brown sugar topping and a hint of sweet spice. There is also a syrup-like blueberry note and floral character; raspberry and mocha complete the profile. The impact and intensity of flavor in the mouth is exceptional. The texture is powerful and rich and the flavor lasts long after the first taste.
Plus, we are happy to report that the 2006 Dead Fred was reviewed by The Wine Spectator and scored 92 points! (580 cases) (3 bottles for $150 â€“ shipping included!)
Other Selene news: We can ship to Georgia now! We are also setting up a Selene Wines Club. If you have ever purchased from us, youâ€™re automatically a member! Members will receive special offers that wonâ€™t be offered anywhere else! How cool is that? Itâ€™s our way of saying thanks for all your support.
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