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2015 Williams Selyem Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

ITEM 8575940 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
7 $55
Item Sold Amount Date
I8588225 7 $50 Dec 18, 2022
I8423037 2 $60 Sep 4, 2022
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RATINGS

91The Wine Advocate

...offers up notions of kirsch, red currant jelly and raspberry coulis with touches of fallen leaves, cinnamon stick and cloves.

90Vinous / IWC

Dark red and purplish-hued fruits, smoke, tobacco and lavender infuse this super-inviting, racy appellation-level Pinot Noir.

90Burghound.com

A slightly more deeply pitched nose offers up notes of briar, dark pinot fruit, black cherry and similar spice and tea whiffs.

PRODUCER

Williams Selyem

Williams Selyem was founded in 1981 when Ed Selyem and Burt Williams, friends who shared winemaking as a hobby, decided to make a commercial vintage. The men were neighbors in the Russian River Valley with full time jobs that were unrelated to winemaking. Nevertheless they purchased grapes and made Zinfandel, then single-vineyard Pinot Noir. Williams Selyem Pinots quickly earned a cult following. In 1998 the founders sold the winery to John and Kathe Dyson, former customers with backgrounds in wine production and business. The winemaker is John Cabral. Though the estate is best known for Pinot Noir, it also makes Chardonnay and Zinfandel. Says Robert M. Parker Jr: “The overall style of Williams Selyem Pinots remains one of elegant, high-acid wines that can age….”

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.