Wine Advocate | Rating: 87The 2012 Pinot Noir Coastlands Vineyard's zesty acids give it a clipped, medium-bodied mouthfeel. It has some attractive underlying strawberry and cherry fruit, but this is clearly another red fruit-scented and flavored Pinot with high acids as well as a narrowly constructed mouthfeel.Author: Robert Parker
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93Vivid ruby. Smoky cherry and dark berries on the deeply pitched, highly aromatic nose. Powerful black raspberry and Indian spice flavors stain the palate, picking up a suave floral pastille nuance with air. The smoky note comes back on the youthfully tannic, incisive finish, which lingers with serious tenacity and appealing sweetness.Author: Josh RaynoldsIssue: May/June 2014
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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