International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92($62) Ruby-red. Exotic, highly perfumed scents of black raspberry, potpourri, patchouli, cola and licorice, plus a hint of smoky herbs. A rich and surprisingly firm and juicy midweight, with creamy-sweet red and dark berry flavors leavened by subtle minerality that runs through the wine. Gains in power with air and finishes with serious thrust, grip and length. This is the most masculine pinot in this year's lineup.Author: Josh RaynoldsIssue: May/June 2010
Burghound | Rating: 84A pungent nose of ash, menthol and smoke taint serves as a very odd introduction to the rich, round and solidly well-concentrated flavors that display more smoke taint on the tangy and mildly bitter finish. Some may find the smoky character interesting but I do not and I definitely would not age this.Author: Allen Meadows
Wine Advocate | Rating: 88Speaking of the outliers, the 2008 Pinot Noir Ferrington Vineyard has a dark ruby/purple color and an attractive nose of blue and red fruits and spice. With zesty acidity, medium body, tart red and black fruit flavors, and slightly more concentration than normal (small yields no doubt accounted for this), the wine shows no sign of the smoke taint that was a problem in the Anderson Valley. It should drink nicely for 4-5 years.Author: Robert Parker
Self | Rating: 89Author: Danl
Self | Rating:8/15/15Author: anandgowda1
Self | Rating: 86This wine has body, weight, and concentration. However, I do believe it has smoke taint and maybe over sweetness and burnt. Unless this wine just missed my palate, I would not go back for more.Author: Mister45
Quality across the board is exceptionally high, with especially notable Pinot Noirs. There are no secrets to Williams Selyem's success: they seek low yield, fully ripened grapes from superb vineyard sources.
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 144 bottles owned
- 68 collectors
- Average collector rating: 88
(Out of 68 collectors)