2017 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

Year: 2017
Appellation: Sonoma Coast
Country: USA - California
California Grapevine: 91
Red Wine
Price :

"1. 2017 Williams Selyem, Sonoma Coast ($55) – Mediumlight to medium ruby color; attractive, deep, fragrant, dark cherry, raspberry, and cranberry fruit aroma with hints of cinnamon, clove, dried herbs, orange peel, and forest floor; medium-full body; elegantly styled, nicely balanced, dark cherry and red berry fruit flavors with good depth, a hint of cocoa, and a silky mouthfeel; medium tannin; lingering aftertaste. Very enjoyable and ready to drink now as it developed some complexity with airing in the glass. Very highly recommended. 14.2% alcohol; 1,988 cases; 100% Pinot Noir (PN); released April 2019. (Group Score: 16.7 of 20 points, 2 of 7 first-place votes/2 seconds/3 thirds; My Score: 17 [91 of 100 points], third place)" (CGV)

Winery Notes:
Winemaker Notes:
Dark cherry aromas and notes of pomegranate are evident at first nosing. Beneath the primary fruit character are hints of smoky herbs, dried citrus peel, and wood spices. Very dense on the palate, the wine offers robust tannins and a sense of opulence. Dark cherry and pomegranate are echoed in the flavors with a subtle lift of citrus peel in the middle palate while the wine finishes with wonderful hints of Brazilian coffee.