2010 Williams Selyem Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
The new crop of Pinots from Williams Selyem clearly reflects the cooler constraints of the 2010 vintage, yet, in this instance, the tendency to pert acid is tempered with a wealth of keen fruit, and the wine is both lively and fairly rich. It shows touches of dusty roses and dried flowers as adjuncts to its persistent ripe-cherry fruit, and, while accessible and inviting in its youth, it has the vitality of an ageworthy wine.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Vivid red. Fragrant, highly perfumed bouquet evokes raspberry, gingerbread and fresh rose. Juicy and lithe, offering tangy red fruit flavors that display very good spicy lift and cut. Sweeter on the very persistent finish, leaving a deep cherry quality behind.
Wine & Spirits
Fragrant with honey and raspberry scents, this is a soft pinot with gentle tannins that feel broad in the mouth. Serve it with seared duck breast.
This shows fine acidity and tannins, and the finish is properly dry. It offers slender flavors of cherry, cola and pomegranate, with rich oak influence.
Understated and subdued, with sour cherry and wild berry flavors that are spicy and earthy, ending with chewy tannins. Drink now through 2018.