(From 2011 Vintage) Vivid ruby-red. High-pitched aromas of candied flowers, raspberry and Asian spices, with a deeper cola nuance emerging with air. Lively and precise on the palate, offering sappy red fruit flavors of uncommon depth. Rich but lithe and focused, with excellent finishing clarity and lingering spiciness.
(From 2013 Vintage) The hits from this vineyard keep on coming and this deep, brooding offering is no exception. To bring out the best of this site, a blend using 6 different clones is made. Fresh notes of rose petal are complemented by an array of red fruits and hints of blood orange. In the mouth, the cherry flavors take over and elements of nutmeg, and subtle hints of vanilla, perfectly balance the palate. Persistent tannin throughout the palate suggests that patience will be required.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesSporting a wealth of precise, deeply drawn, Pinot Noir fruit and an altogether impeccable sense of balance, this compelling and compulsively drinkable wine ranks tops on our list of Williams Selyem favorites. Never other than optimally ripe and insistently focused on sweet cherries with deft accents of creamy oak adding richness, it is a friendly, deceptively deep effort that eschews bombast in favor of refinement and focused Pinot character. We cannot argue with those who would drink it up now, ...