Williams Selyem Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2014
Bing cherry and notes of dried cranberry pop in the glass, while underlying notes of wild herbs help balance the profile. Plums and spice round out the aromatics of this Sonoma Coast blend. Bright acidity, with a mandarin orange essence, give way to dark chocolate and a firm black tea finish that is accentuated by hints of toasted almond. As is typical of the Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir blend, patience is required to achieve full integration.
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.