Selene Napa Valley Merlot 2000

Merlot from Napa Valley, California

$46.99
Item No. 60231
  • red wine
  • WS92
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Winemaker's Notes

A delicious Merlot, dark, rich and chocolaty, with layers of mouthcoating mocha, currant, blackberry and coffee grounds.

Sharply focused, long and intense, with well-integrated tannins.

Best from 2003 through 2010. 1,000 cases made.

(JL)

Learn About Selene Map ItMap It

Selene derives its name from the Greek goddess of the full moon. Mia Klein and Ed Powers have been producing Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc under the Selene label since 1991. Their 1999 Blackbird Vineyard Merlot is their first vineyard-designated wine from their Oak Knoll area vineyard.

Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Merlot

Merlot(mehr-LOW) No second fiddle Merlot is coming back into its own. High popularity led to mass production, which then led to a backlash towards the variety (remember Miles in Sideways?). But passionate Merlot producers, and of course the right bank of Bordeaux, continued to produce quality versions of this grape. Merlot remains the principle grape of top chateaux in St...

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