Williams Selyem Weir Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013
Shy and demure at first, but notes of strawberry, sandalwood and mocha emerge with aeration. Hints of dried lavender and rose petal add to the allure of the Weir Vineyard Pinot Noir. At the entry, strawberry and red cherry flavors lead and give way to textural elements of fine-grained tannin and minerals, and an elegant, sensational finish.
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.