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2017 Williams Selyem Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

ITEM 8577181 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased upon release; Consignor is original owner

Bidder Amount Total
maval5 $55 $55
chbow3 $54 $0
$50
Item Sold Amount Date
I8677128 1 $55 Feb 5, 2023
I8577181 1 $55 Dec 11, 2022
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RATINGS

97Wine Enthusiast

This wine has a fresh, bubbly personality that's complemented by complex, earthy undertones of rose and forest floor. The tannins offer grip to the palate, adding texture and weight within a framework of balanced acidity.

92Wine Spectator

Sleek, with good cut to the dried cherry and berry flavors, backed by taut tannins. Notes of hot stone and spice show on the minerally finish.

91The Wine Advocate

...lovely Cran Apple, blueberry and warm black berries-scented nose with notions of nutmeg, potpourri and dusty earth. It's medium-bodied and spicy in the mouth with very soft, grainy tannins, juicy acidity and a long, nuanced finish.

90Burghound.com

A more aromatically complex nose is comprised by notes of attractively spicy essence of red cherry and raspberry...good energy to the delicious and attractively textured medium-bodied flavors that possess a sleeker mouth feel while displaying better depth and persistence on the dusty finale.

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.