Monday, April 19, 2010
2008 Selene Sauvignon Blanc
What do we know about Selene Wines? Mia Klein the winemaker produces hand-crafted Napa Valley wines and Selene is her own label started in 1991. Selene Wines are made at the Laird Family Estate, a Napa custom crush facility utilized by folks like Mia. Selene currently produces 6 very wonderfully good wines the Sauv Blanc, 2 Cabernets, 1 Red Blend, 1 Merlot and 1 Rose. To read more about Mia and Selene wines I encourage you to check out their website at http://www.selenewines.com/welcome.html
Wonderful aroma coming from my glass starting with an orange/tangerine citrus (per the tasting notes it's nectarine so yes I was close on the citrus piece although I swear there is orange). Next a nice combo of peach/pear and fresh melon while finishing with a hint of lemon. The fruit aromas marry together so perfectly neither of which is overpowering.
Yes I label this as "A Sauvignon Blanc to die for" and a must for all sauv blanc wine lovers. The nectarine starts the mouth tingling with excitement. Second the peach/melon combo and hint of pear compliment the citrus of the lemon. Slight hint of vanilla at the end. So much great fruit in this wine and the flavor literally explodes in your mouth. Mia any chance you could make me and endless bottle of this beauty?
Thank you Tracy for the samples and introducing me to Selene Wines. Thank you Mia for your winemaking creativity. Outstanding wine.