2007 Williams-Selyem "Precious Mountain" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
Ripe and delicious right out of the bottle, although it will age well. Made from a vineyard on the true Sonoma Coast, in the remote Fort Ross area, it’s fabulously rich in cherry, framboise and red currant flavors, with intriguing waves of anise, bacon and sweet, vanilla-scented smoky sandalwood. There’s a foresty taste, too, suggesting dried pine needles. The tannins and acids are near perfect. Stunning now, and should hold for at least six years.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Medium red. Seductive aromas of blackberry, kirsch, spice cake and potpourri, with a subtle mineral undercurrent. Weighty dark berry flavors are impressively pure, with a smoky cola-like quality emerging with air. While this is a tad brooding today, the power and purity of its fruit are impressive, and the finish is deeply sweet, focused and extremely long. Hands off, for a while.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The dense ruby/purple-tinged 2007 Pinot Noir Precious Mountain Vineyard exhibits a sweet, kirsch, floral, and raspberry-scented nose (reminiscent of a Rayas Chateauneuf du Pape), medium to full body, good acidity, and a distinctive, relatively intense personality. It should keep for 10-15 years. This wine is still a baby, but its aromatics are sensational.