2007 Selene Merlot Release!

Hello from Selene!

Wow, has this year flown by! Just as quickly we sold out of the 2006 Merlot, which means it’s time to release our 2007 Selene Merlot Frediani Vineyard!

As a vintage, 2007 was our first drought year in a while but the season was otherwise nicely measured, with good weather for bloom, veraison, and ripening. (270 cases produced $35.00/bottle)

Selene has two blocks of Merlot at Frediani Family Vineyard. For this vintage, we used the dry-farmed Merlot from the J-Block plus a little Cabernet Franc. (The 181 Merlot block went to the Chesler blend.) With the character of the wine from the old, dry-farmed Merlot vines, as well as the Franc, we extended the barrel aging of this wine from our normal 15 months to a slightly extended 21 months.

Here’s my tasting note: Blackberry cobbler, with the berries, brown sugar, and vanilla all standing out, along with molasses, blackberry leaf, sandalwood incense, and fine Serrano ham. Loads of impact and concentration in the mouth with big, yet fine, texture and a lengthy finish.

A note from Tracy: Mia doesn’t like to toot her own horn, so I will! Here are some recent accolades on our current wines:

The Wine Enthusiast reviewed two wines for their December issue, the 2006 Dead Fred Cabernet scored 90 points, while the 2008 Sauvignon Blanc was Editor’s Choice and scored 91 Points!

The Wine Enthusiast also released their Top 100 Cellar Selections for 2009, and Lucky number 13 was the 2005 Selene Cabernet Sauvignon.

And finally, the Selene Wines Club has been received very well so far, who wouldn’t be happy to receive a 10% discount on a mixed case? Plus, 2-day Air shipping is included on all orders over $100.

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