2011 Williams-Selyem "Weir Vineyard" Yorkville Highlands Pinot Noir
A pretty, perfumed Pinot Noir, with gorgeous streaks of kir and vibrant blackberry and cherry. It’s subtle and structured, with a pronounced layer of earthy forest floor on the finish. With sprinklings of spice, it dazzles from beginning to end.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
(made with 30% whole clusters): Deep ruby. Highly expressive aromas of blackberry, Asian spices, cola and lavender, with a touch of licorice adding depth. Penetrating and precise, with energetic dark berry and bitter cherry flavors staining the palate. Chewy tannins add grip and structure to the very long, spicy and sharply focused finish. (ST)
Savory, perfumed and nicely layered, the 2011 Pinot Noir Weir Vineyard is laced with crushed flowers, herbs, tobacco and dried cherries. This mid-weight, nicely focused Pinot is an excellent choice for drinking over the next handful of years. I wouldn't wait too long, however, as the fruit is likely to start drying out given the wine's mid-weight structure. (AG)
Offers a harmonious mix of raw-textured red and dark berry fruit, delivering floral aromas, spice notes and fine-grained tannins. This is most impressive for the way the tannins hold the flavors. Cleansing aftertaste. Drink now through 2022. (Web Only—2014)