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Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Central Coast 2016

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JH

Price: $65.00

 
*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on orders of 6+ bottles.

“The nose leads with aromas of plum and berries intermixed with crushed rocks. Notes of pomegranate are counterpointed with lively elements of orange peel and dried flowers. The entry is fat with a mid-palate lift of plum and flowers. The tannins are very tea-like, and carry on to the elegant finish with a touch of fresh acidity. An impression of minerals and earthiness is conveyed throughout the palate, adding intrigue and complexity. The palate is uniquely soft and chalky, and is filled with flavors of berry and mocha, with a subtle toasted almond finish.” - Williams Selyem Winemaker, Jeff Mangahas

BACKGROUND
Williams Selyem Winery began as a simple dream of two friends, Ed Selyem and Burt Williams, who started weekend winemaking as a hobby in 1979 in a garage in Forestville, California. It took less than two decades from their first commercial vintage in 1981 for Burt and Ed to create a cult-status winery of international acclaim. Together, they set a new standard for Pinot Noir winemaking in the United States, raising Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley to among the best winegrowing regions in the world.

My Perspective: “Visiting Williams Selyem is one of the most thrilling tasting experiences in all of California. Their modern architecture (designed to look like a wine barrel) winery is both artistic and practical in its design. Williams Selyem is unique in Sonoma as they bottle more than 30 different boutique-production wines annually. My team and I are fortunate to get invited to sample the winery’s new releases annually and then pick our favorites to recommend to Porthos VIP’s. (This bottle you’re receiving is a recent winner!). This winery is rarely open to visitors but let us know next time you’re coming to Wine Country and we’ll set you up for a VIP tasting with our friends at Williams Selyem.” Cheers, Hal Oates | Porthos President & Founder
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Kevin Bacons

*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on orders of 6+ bottles.

“The nose leads with aromas of plum and berries intermixed with crushed rocks. Notes of pomegranate are counterpointed with lively elements of orange peel and dried flowers. The entry is fat with a mid-palate lift of plum and flowers. The tannins are very tea-like, and carry on to the elegant finish with a touch of fresh acidity. An impression of minerals and earthiness is conveyed throughout the palate, adding intrigue and complexity. The palate is uniquely soft and chalky, and is filled with flavors of berry and mocha, with a subtle toasted almond finish.” - Williams Selyem Winemaker, Jeff Mangahas

BACKGROUND
Williams Selyem Winery began as a simple dream of two friends, Ed Selyem and Burt Williams, who started weekend winemaking as a hobby in 1979 in a garage in Forestville, California. It took less than two decades from their first commercial vintage in 1981 for Burt and Ed to create a cult-status winery of international acclaim. Together, they set a new standard for Pinot Noir winemaking in the United States, raising Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley to among the best winegrowing regions in the world.

My Perspective: “Visiting Williams Selyem is one of the most thrilling tasting experiences in all of California. Their modern architecture (designed to look like a wine barrel) winery is both artistic and practical in its design. Williams Selyem is unique in Sonoma as they bottle more than 30 different boutique-production wines annually. My team and I are fortunate to get invited to sample the winery’s new releases annually and then pick our favorites to recommend to Porthos VIP’s. (This bottle you’re receiving is a recent winner!). This winery is rarely open to visitors but let us know next time you’re coming to Wine Country and we’ll set you up for a VIP tasting with our friends at Williams Selyem.” Cheers, Hal Oates | Porthos President & Founder

Winery Williams Selyem

Vineyard Designate

AVA

Region Central Coast