Consistently one of my favorite producers in California (not to mention one of the really good people out there) Mia Klein has crafted some of the most cult of cult wines in CA. Selene is her personal label, and the wines are well-constructed, complex and beautiful examples of what experience, skill and trust can create in Napa when you pick by ripeness and not by numbers. The Chesler is a blend that offers that lush fruit and dark perfume of Cabernet Franc, the silky feel of Merlot and the intense fruit and structure of Cabernet. As with many of Mia's wines, everything is in the proper proportion from acid to tannin to fruit to you name it. It is a wine that offers lots of immediate appeal mixed with an obviously long life. Mia is a winemaker who trusts the fruit and makes very soulful wines that speak to her years out in the vineyards. The label features a picture of her mother waterskiing.