2011 Williams Selyem "Estate" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
*Cellar Selection* While this Pinot isn’t in the same league as the winery’s 2011 Precious Mountain or Allen vineyard wines, it’s a gorgeous wine nonetheless. With moderate alcohol and vibrant acidity, it offers complex layers of cherries, raspberries, cola, sandalwood and exotic spices. You won’t be disappointed if you hold it until 2019.
Dried flowers, wild herbs, rose petals, cherries and hard candy flesh out in the 2011 Pinot Noir Williams Selyem Estate Vineyard. Inviting and beautifully layered in the glass, the 2011 impresses for its poise, balance and translucence. There is enough density and vibrancy to support at least several years in the cellar... (AG)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The attractive 2011 Pinot Noir Estate reveals notes of forest floor, plums, black cherries and earth in its medium-bodied personality. There is just enough acidity for freshness and vibrancy, but it is neither aggressive nor intrusive. This elegant, fresh, pure, fruity Pinot should drink nicely for 5-6 years. (RP)
Moderately rich, with aromas of blueberry, wild berry and flowers, this is firmly tannic and ends with a grainy aftertaste. Drink now through 2020. (Web Only—2014)