2016 SELENE “CHESLER” CABERNET FRANC
When it comes to the most collectable boutique wines in our shop, Selene’s Chesler tops the list in terms of uncanny value, and proven age-ability. At ten years in the bottle, Mia Klein’s red wines are still powerful, balanced and ridiculously delicious. With age, they become a hedonists carnival brimming with attractions. She made a whopping 79 cases of her 2016, and in her final vintage of Selene, she’s made a wine that everybody will remember for a long, long time… It’s a perfectly choreographed dance between the dominant Cabernet Franc is softened by blending elegant, supple Merlot. The 2016 Chesler engages your emotions with intense, concentrated blackberry, wild blueberries, eucalyptus, white flowers and wild mint.
The wine was composed by Mia Klein, who has a long history of making wines for Dalla Valle, Spottswoode, Araujo, Viader, and Chappellet. The 2016 was cut from the historic Frediani Vineyard and blends 80% Cabernet Franc and 20% Merlot. It is deep, full-bodied and powerful and with great depth and delineation. The Merlot adds an opulence to the Cab Franc, softening any hard edges that might have otherwise existed, and the end result is simply stunning.
Don’t let this one ski by… sorry now sold-out
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