2015 SELENE “CHESLER” CABERNET FRANC
Mia Klein’s 2015 Chesler is so ridiculously good, that once you taste it, you might end up calling me back, wanting to pay more for it. Sure! Anyway, Chesler has been a staple since we opened, and is easily one of the best boutique wines in the $50 range. It’s a profound interpretation of New World Cabernet Franc and Merlot from ancient vines in the Frediani Vineyard (Calistoga, Napa Valley). This lovely wine was composed by Mia Klein, who has a long history of making wines for Dalla Valle, Spottswoode, Araujo, Viader, and Chappellet, as well as being named Winemaker of the Year by Food & Wine Magazine. This perfectly choreographed dance between the dominant Cabernet Franc is softened by blending elegant, supple Merlot. The 2015 Chesler engages your emotions with intense blueberry and vivid red raspberry notes pirouetting with white flowers, wild mint, chocolate and wild rose.