Complex, featuring a mix of anise, black licorice, sandy earth, smoky oak, blackberry and currant flavors, all running deep and persistent. Long on the finish, with well-integrated tannins. Drink now. 547 cases made.
Author: James Laube
Vinous | Rating: 93
One of the highlights in this range, the 2013 Pinot Noir Williams Selyem Estate Vineyard is deep, powerful and authoritative, with serious thrust and energy. Tobacco, leather, dried herbs, licorice and smoke wrap around a core of dark-fleshed fruit. Deceptively medium in body, the 2013 packs a serious punch. It should age effortlessly for a decade-plus. The Estate is by far the most reticent and structured of the Russian River Pinots in this range.
Drink Dates: 2018-2028
Author: Antonio Galloni
Wine Advocate | Rating: 94
The 2013 Pinot Noir Williams Selyem Estate has a complex, almost DRC-like forest floor nose with raspberry, black cherry, and floral notes. Full-bodied and ripe, it gets my highest marks as the most profound of the 2013 Pinot Noirs from Williams Selyem. This full-bodied classic should age effortlessly for 15+ years.
Drink Dates: 2016-2031
Author: Robert Parker
Burghound | Rating: 93
There is plenty of spice character to the Asian-style tea and various dark berry fruit scents. The palate feel of the medium weight flavors is also notably pliant and forward with good volume and reasonably good density on the dusty, focused and detailed finish that delivers sneaky good depth and length. This is a highly understated wine at present and other than just to satisfy one's curiosity it would be pointless to open a bottle now. Patience required.