We attended a Selene Winemaker Dinner and had the pleasure of sitting at her table. I engaged her in a conversation comparing New Zealand Sauvingon Blancs and those grown in Mia’s area of Napa Valley. I got quite an education on viticulture !
Mia offered her Selene Merlot 2000 Napa Valley. In the glass it was dark and rich . On the nose hints of raspberry, blackberry , chocolate and tobacco came through and integrated well. The nose was confirmed on the palate with the blackberry, raspberry and chocolate finishing with currant and smoke with medium tannins. This lovely Merlot had 16 months in French Oak and scored 92 points in Wine Spectator !