Selene

Chesler Cabernet Franc Merlot

9.613 ratings
9.95 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Franc, Merlot
Beef, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, Exotic Spices, Lamb, White Rice, Baking Spices, Herbs, Pasta, Chicken, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Pork, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Blue Cheese
Top Notes For
Shana Wall

#LOVE this #2004 #Chesler #Selene #Meritage ($50) #LeDuWines #Nyc This wine is made my one of the trailblazer #FemaleWinemakers in #CA #MiaKlein who prices her wine as she feels she should, not as Napa prices command. Interestingly, this is a Brooding, Muscular, Strapping, #Masculine wine... #Ironic ? As it's made by a #Woman ? :) Intense Spice on the attack (when it first hits your tongue), then immediately #Savory ( #Herbal Sage, Roasted Green Bell Peppers, Tomato Leaf) #BlackFruit (Cassis, Blackberries, Black Cherries & Blueberries... Milk Chocolate, BIG #Spice #BigRedChewingGum (#Cinnamon ), Clove, Black Pepper, #Floral Violet SO much #Complexity So many Layers... I could go on & on. The finish is long... It's Savory, and the Spice sits on the top of the cheeks of your mouth & the top of your tongue (just like when u spit out your stick of Big Red Gum! ;) I can't say enough about this wine. For this price, this wine should have a Cult Following. I almost don't want to tell people about it, so I can buy the rest of the bottles for my self. 👏👏👏🍷👍 60% #CabernetFranc 22% #Merlot 18% #CabernetSauvignon 💃

#LOVE this #2004 #Chesler #Selene #Meritage ($50) #LeDuWines #Nyc This wine is made my one of the trailblazer #FemaleWinemakers in #CA #MiaKlein who prices her wine as she feels she should, not as Napa prices command. Interestingly, this is a Brooding, Muscular, Strapping, #Masculine wine... #Ironic ? As it's made by a #Woman ? :) Intense Spice on the attack (when it first hits your tongue), then immediately #Savory ( #Herbal Sage, Roasted Green Bell Peppers, Tomato Leaf) #BlackFruit (Cassis, Blackberries, Black Cherries & Blueberries... Milk Chocolate, BIG #Spice #BigRedChewingGum (#Cinnamon ), Clove, Black Pepper, #Floral Violet SO much #Complexity So many Layers... I could go on & on. The finish is long... It's Savory, and the Spice sits on the top of the cheeks of your mouth & the top of your tongue (just like when u spit out your stick of Big Red Gum! ;) I can't say enough about this wine. For this price, this wine should have a Cult Following. I almost don't want to tell people about it, so I can buy the rest of the bottles for my self. 👏👏👏🍷👍 60% #CabernetFranc 22% #Merlot 18% #CabernetSauvignon 💃

Jun 30th, 2015
Matt Siegel

There was some missing from this bottle when I got home from NYC...hmmm

There was some missing from this bottle when I got home from NYC...hmmm

Mar 16th, 2013
Doug Scott

This is rich and full bodied. Seemed a bit hot, maybe not the balance of 1-2 years ago. Black cherries, milk chocolate, spice, vanilla and toasted coconut, tobacco. Firm broad tannins.

This is rich and full bodied. Seemed a bit hot, maybe not the balance of 1-2 years ago. Black cherries, milk chocolate, spice, vanilla and toasted coconut, tobacco. Firm broad tannins.

Sep 1st, 2016
Doug Scott

Berry pie, dark chocolate, rich, spicy tannins, savory long finish.

Berry pie, dark chocolate, rich, spicy tannins, savory long finish.

Oct 25th, 2015
Colin McCartney

Dark purple in the glass without any sign of oxidation at the wine's edge. Nose is super concentrated with graphite, tar, and stewed plum...flavors of cocoa, black fruits, and a hint of cigar box...gripping tannins. This is a big wine with many more years ahead of it....

Dark purple in the glass without any sign of oxidation at the wine's edge. Nose is super concentrated with graphite, tar, and stewed plum...flavors of cocoa, black fruits, and a hint of cigar box...gripping tannins. This is a big wine with many more years ahead of it....

Oct 13th, 2015
Andrew Berge

Smell and taste don't align.

Smell and taste don't align.

Aug 8th, 2015
Matt Siegel

Matt had this 6 years ago

Matt had this 6 years ago

Nov 5th, 2013
Matt Siegel

Matt had this 7 years ago

Matt had this 7 years ago

Jun 7th, 2013
Matt Siegel

Matt had this 7 years ago

Matt had this 7 years ago

Feb 9th, 2013
Lee Arnold

Lee had this 4 years ago

Lee had this 4 years ago

Nov 16th, 2015