Williams Selyem

Flax Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.3114 ratings
9.234 pro ratings
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.3

Forgot to post these from the other day. Mark, Dan and I were able to enjoy a relaxed afternoon at the wine storage facility, and some unique stuff was opened, as always!

I’ve had very few Williams Selyem wines, but it is always a treat to enjoy them. This is without a doubt the oldest Pinot that I think I’ve had the privilege to taste. Amazing that at 16yrs old, this can still have such abundant fruit characteristics. Even more, it really needed quite a bit of time to open. Pop and pour was mainly red clay, soft plum, herbs and the faintest bit of raspberries. After some time in bottle, the raspberries burst forth and were gorgeous. Since this was so old, acidity wasn’t as pronounced, but I think that gave the raspberries an even more lush and abundant flavor. Lovely bottle. Could still go 2-3yrs. Compliments to
@David T for this gift.

Forgot to post these from the other day. Mark, Dan and I were able to enjoy a relaxed afternoon at the wine storage facility, and some unique stuff was opened, as always!

I’ve had very few Williams Selyem wines, but it is always a treat to enjoy them. This is without a doubt the oldest Pinot that I think I’ve had the privilege to taste. Amazing that at 16yrs old, this can still have such abundant fruit characteristics. Even more, it really needed quite a bit of time to open. Pop and pour was mainly red clay, soft plum, herbs and the faintest bit of raspberries. After some time in bottle, the raspberries burst forth and were gorgeous. Since this was so old, acidity wasn’t as pronounced, but I think that gave the raspberries an even more lush and abundant flavor. Lovely bottle. Could still go 2-3yrs. Compliments to
@David T for this gift.

Feb 17th, 2018
Steve Messinger

2009vtg black cherry cola aromas. Some dry cranberry flavors w long finish
Drinking very well

2009vtg black cherry cola aromas. Some dry cranberry flavors w long finish
Drinking very well

Aug 29th, 2016
Yianni Stoner

Sea spray, eucalyptus, ripe cherries, French oak

Sea spray, eucalyptus, ripe cherries, French oak

Apr 23rd, 2016
Yianni Stoner

Bay laurel sea spray cinnamon cranberries

Bay laurel sea spray cinnamon cranberries

Jan 22nd, 2016
Steve Messinger

Solid wine w classic black cherry/cola aromas and flavors

Solid wine w classic black cherry/cola aromas and flavors

Sep 6th, 2015
Matt Duncan

Splendid fruit, cracked pepper tannin.

Splendid fruit, cracked pepper tannin.

Aug 22nd, 2015
Ryan Foss

Still lively, toasty, complex, tasty.

Still lively, toasty, complex, tasty.

May 22nd, 2015
Lynn Penner-Ash

Owner/Winemaker Penner-Ash

8.9

Very juicy and dense but would have enjoyed a bit more liveliness on the finish

Very juicy and dense but would have enjoyed a bit more liveliness on the finish

Mar 7th, 2015
Terah Bajjalieh

This wine rocked my favorite of #harvestdinnershenannigans

This wine rocked my favorite of #harvestdinnershenannigans

Oct 20th, 2014
Tobin Trevarthen

Amazing nose - perfume, lavender, floral scents, but the Pinot came through as time wore on.

Amazing nose - perfume, lavender, floral scents, but the Pinot came through as time wore on.

Jan 19th, 2014