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Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Foss Vineyard 2012 Red California Wine
Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Foss Vineyard 2012 Red California Wine
92 Points from International Wine Cellar!

"Deep, rich elements of blackberry and black cherry comingle with hints of lavender, nutmeg, allspice and sandalwood in this second offering from the Foss Vineyard. While plush and round on the palate, the fresh acidity carries on through the mid-palate and gives length to the wine's chocolaty tannings. Vanilla and baking spices complete the profile of this wonderfully rich wine." -- Williams Selyem
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Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Foss Vineyard 2013 Red California Wine
Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Foss Vineyard 2013 Red California Wine

Winemaker's Notes Notes of earth, black cherry and cherry pit lead on the nose in this elegant offering. Rooibos tea and cedar notes further add to its complexity. Very round at the entry, the Foss site provides for a supple, polished tannin structure and the finish lingers on with a medley of bergamot citrus peel and dusty cocoa powder notes.

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Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Foss Vineyard 2014 Red California Wine 750 mL
Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Foss Vineyard 2014 Red California Wine 750 mL

92 Vinous Media August 2016

"The 2014 Pinot Noir Foss Vineyard is one of the most linear and focused of the Russian River Pinots in this lineup. There is no shortage of depth or overall intensity, but the Foss is a wine that emphasizes persistence over the more exuberant style that is often found in the Russian River. Bright red cherry, pomegranate, chalk, white flowers and mint lead into the powerful driving finish. I would give the 2014 another year or two for the tannins to unwind a bit." -Antonio Galloni

Winemaker's Notes Notes of earth, black cherry and cherry pit lead on the nose in this elegant offering. Rooibos tea and cedar notes further add to its complexity. Very round at the entry, the Foss site provides for a supple, polished tannin structure and the finish lingers on with a medley of bergamot citrus peel and dusty cocoa powder notes.

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Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Lewis MacGregor Vineyard 2014 Red California Wine 750 mL
Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Lewis MacGregor Vineyard 2014 Red California Wine 750 mL

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Rated 94+ Points from Vinous Media, November 2016:

"The 2014 Pinot Noir Lewis MacGregor Estate Vineyard is one of the most compelling wines in this range, as it brings together the inherent richness of the Russian River with bright, salivating minerality that gives the flavors an extra kick of brightness. Bright red cherry, pomegranate, white pepper, chalk and blood orange are all beautifully delineated throughout. Simply put, this is an impeccable Pinot from Williams Selyem. Don't miss it! Drink: 2018-2029." -Antonio Galloni. Tasting date: July 2016
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Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Olivet Lane 2012 Red California Wine
Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Olivet Lane 2012 Red California Wine
"For those of you who have been purchasing wines from us for over 15 years, this wine is like an old friend! This vineyard was planted in 1975 to a Martini selection of Pinot Noir that produces a classic Russian River Valley wine. The vibrant aromas fill your glass with cherries, raspberries, rose petal, fresh spices and white truffles. Your mouth will explode with a zesty raspberry and candied cherry flavors, accentuated by the taste of rich caramel, fresh cardamom, truffles and hints of lavender. Vibrant acidity helps this wine display an impressive clarity and energy on the long fruit-filled finish. The 2012 Olivet Lane Pinot Noir would pair extremely well with duck confit with lentils and pork belly." -The Winery
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Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Peay Vineyard 2009 Red California Wine
Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Peay Vineyard 2009 Red California Wine
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"Very similar to the 2003 vintage with aromas of raspberry, black cherries, sage, roasted vanilla beans and cappuccino. The smallish crop on the Sonoma Coast in 2009 concentrated the supple tannins and fills your mouth with flavors of wild berries, citrus zest, dark chocolate, sweet spices and mineral. An extremely expressive and rich wine that will develop well with time." -Winemaker Bob Cabral

93 Points - International Wine Cellar, May/June 2011
"Glass-staining ruby. Seductively scented, expansive bouquet of smoky blackberry, boysenberry and resinous herbs. Cola and vanilla qualities gain power with aeration and carry onto the palate, which features sappy dark berry and candied cherry flavors. Tannins build slowly with air but not at the expense of the densely packed fruit. Impressively juicy and concentrated pinot with outstanding thrust and cling. As much as I admire the power and depth of this wine, I have a slight preference for the litheness of the Hirsch right now. It would be a treat to be able to compare them down the road." -Josh Raynolds
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Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Peay Vineyard 2011 Red California Wine
Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Peay Vineyard 2011 Red California Wine

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93 points International Wine cellar May/June 2013
2011 Williams-Selyem Winery Pinot Noir Peay Vineyard Sonoma Coast

Dark ruby.  Pungent aromas of black raspberry, cherry pit and sassafras, with an exotic touch of Indian spices building with air.  Broad and fleshy on entry, then tighter in the mid-palate, offering taut dark fruit flavors that gain sweetness with air.  Shows impressive clarity and energy on the clinging finish, which features fine-grained tannins and a sweet touch of cola.

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Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Peay Vineyard 2012 Red California Wine
Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Peay Vineyard 2012 Red California Wine
94 Points from International Wine Cellar!

"2012 marks the last vintage for the Williams Selyem Peay Vineyard Pinot Noir. The bright cherry and wild herb notes capture the essence of this cool climate site on the coastal ridgeline. The cherry notes carry through onto the palate and finish with a subtle mineral note that is typical of the site." -- Williams Selyem

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Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Rochioli Riverblock Vineyard 2012 Red California Wine
Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Rochioli Riverblock Vineyard 2012 Red California Wine
94 Points from International Wine Cellar!

"Alluring Bing cherry and vanilla immediately jump from the glass but give way to deeper notes of smoked meats, grilled herbs and minerals. The 2012 Rochioli Riverblock Pinot Noir shows intensity on the palate that is nearly unmatched in the Russian River Valley, though the wine manages to retain a sense of restraint with its elegant, silky tannins and long finish. This vintage is a classic in the making and can be cellared for 7-10 years." -- Williams Selyem
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Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2014 Red California Wine
Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2014 Red California Wine

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Winemaker’s Notes

 

The 2014 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir exhibits dark cherry and cinnamon spice at its core. Faded rose, nutmeg and allspice complement the subtle notes of porcini and Oolong tea. Tightly wound on the palate at first, the wine expands out onto the mid-palate to deliver some wonderfully refreshing red fruits, citrus, and tea-like tannins. With its polish and grace, this wine exemplifies the beauty and power of a Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. It can be enjoyed in its youth or cellared for 3-6 years.

The Vineyards

 

The Pinot Noir for this blend was from our Drake Estate Vineyard, our Williams Selyem Estate Vineyard and the Bacigalupi Vineyard.

Harvest 2014

 

Continuing the string of great vintages, 2014 completes the trifecta of extremely high quality growing seasons. The 2014s exhibit a great purity of place, with generous fruit and elegant textures. The 2014 growing season started out as one of the driest winters on record with only 40% of normal rainfall by mid-season. Due to the extremely dry conditions over the winter months, many of the vineyards were irrigated in December and January to ensure the vines had enough moisture, effectively mimicking winter rainfall. It was another early bud break season; almost 14 days earlier than “normal.” When rain in early April finally appeared it helped replenish the soil’s moisture profile to re-invigorate the plants and boost growth. May brought flowering, as expected, and fruit set was bountiful overall for a third straight year. The harvest season was near perfect with warm temperatures, which allowed for a leisurely picking schedule. 2014 was a wonderful growing season that has yielded another fine set of wines that speak of the place. In short, 2014 is another superb vintage of compelling nature and should allow for long-range cellaring for those to choose to age their wines for 7- 10 years.

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