Merlot of the Month

Mia Klein goes way back in the food and wine industry. She was a chef, got her Enology degree at UC Davis and worked with Tony Soter, Cathy Corison at Chappellet. She followed with stints as the winemaker at Araujo, Spottswoode, Dalla Valle, Viader and Cimarossa.

The Selene name comes from Greek mythology. There are three goddesses associated with the moon in this mythology; Artemis, the maiden goddess of the waxing moon, Selene, the mother goddess of the full moon, and Hecate, the wise crone goddess of the waning moon. The moon carries a lot of meaning and symbolism for Mia Klein: “Not the least of which is following its phases. By knowing whether the moon is new, first quarter, full, second quarter, new, etc., I know where to find it in the sky, when it rises, and when it sets. For me, it’s another anchor that connects me to the workings of nature, like the fall and spring equinox and the winter and summer solstice. Besides, like my label depicts, there are few sights more beautiful in Napa Valley than the moonrise over hillside vineyards.”

Selene 2012 Merlot “Frediani Vineyard” Napa Valley
Retail 41.00 – GGWC 38.99 FREE SHIPPING on SIX or more
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Amazing aromas jump out of the glass of this single vineyard youngster. From the start you are greeted by lush black raspberries, slightly toasted vanilla bean, dark chocolate and espresso. Full in body, yet very elegant this wine displays a gorgeous mid-palate of black and red stone fruits, a touch of floral minerality, violet and jasmine. Lots of intensity and mouth-watering quality. The tannins are there, but not overpowering and even providing a sweet chewy texture that lingers nicely into a long last finish. Only 387 cases were produced.

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