2019 Williams Selyem Zinfandel Fanucchi-Wood Road Vineyard

Year: 2019
Appellation: Russian River Valley, Sonoma County
Country: USA-California
Wine Advocate: 95
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 15.2%
Price :
$79.95

"Deep ruby-purple in color, the 2019 Zinfandel Fanucchi-Wood Road Vineyard takes time to open, driven by scents of turned soil, woodsmoke, iron and aniseed over intense black berry fruits, fleshing out with time in glass to top notes of dried flowers and orange peel. The full-bodied palate explodes with layered, spicy fruits, supported by grainy tannins and with a bite of fresh acidity on the finish that draws you in again and again for another sip. What a stunning vintage for Fanucchi-Wood Road! 202 cases were made.

In January 2021, Williams Selyem announced the sale of a minority interest to the Faiveley family, who brings seven generations of Burgundian winemaking experience to the Russian River Valley. The sale is part of a longterm succession plan by current owners John and Kathe Dyson. Winemaker Jeff Mangahas notes that Faiveley is one of the first Burgundian houses to plant roots in the Russian River appellation, after the sale of Merry Edwards to Louis Roederer in 2019. There will be no day-to-day changes in winemaking, and Mangahas emphasizes his dedication to the style of wines set forth by Burt Williams 40 years ago." (WA)