My initial foray into “good” wine opened my eyes to many things including waitlists and allocations. This producer was my first waitlist. I still enjoy their wines today, especially ones with a bit of age.
2016 Williams Selyem Olivet Lane - the winemaker notes are spot on. Black cherry and musky herbs dominate the nose of this wine. A bouquet of violets softens the edges of the aromatics, while savory elements of anise and celery seed add another level of complexity to this dynamic wine. The flavors are equally as exciting with notes of dark cherry and plum, and zesty acidity.
Good things come to those who wait. And waitlists for the really great ones are 😒. — 18 days ago
This was out of 6L. Aged well. Peaches. Viognier like fruit. Waxy texture. — 2 months ago
2012 vintage. Expressive nose. Still medium body. A big spearmint/eucalyptus/blue fruit note trill directly in the center of the tasting proceedings. Plenty of spice as well, yet, above all, a sense of harmony. One of the better post-1994 WS pinots that I've had. 3-4 years more in the current state before things slide/morph/dwindle. 5.13.23. — 23 days ago
Excellent . Worth the price. — a month ago
2007 vintage. Medium body. Expressive nose. Plenty of old-school, WS richness right up front. Performing well with a substantial mid-palate transitioning to a spicy enough finish. 5.28.23. — 9 days ago