The hits from this vineyard keep on coming and this deep, brooding offering is no exception. To bring out the best of this site, a blend using 6 different clones is made. Fresh notes of rose petal are complemented by an array of red fruits and hints of blood orange. In the mouth, the cherry flavors take over and elements of nutmeg, and subtle hints of vanilla, perfectly balance the palate. Persistent tannin throughout the palate suggests that patience will be required.
Williams Selyem Winery began as a simple dream of two friends, Ed Selyem and Burt Williams, who pursued weekend winemaking as a hobby in 1979 in a garage in Forestville, California, and made their first commercial vintage in 1981. In less than two decades, Burt and Ed created a cult-status winery of international acclaim. Together they set a new standard for Pinot Noir winemaking in the United States, aligning Sonoma County's Russian River Valley in the firmament of the best winegrowing regions of the world. Today John and Kathe Dyson, who purchased the winery from Burt and Ed in 1998, carry on the passion for Pinot Noir winemaking without compromise. As for the wines... they just keep getting better and better.