WS ages like Burgundy. So much subtlety and nuance on this 16 year old, it is truly intoxicating. The fruit is still alive and kicking. No over ripeness. Bright acid. Mostly red fruits. Long finish. Great effort.
Drank this wine with dinner; notes are limited; however, the wine was first rate and deserves recognition on CellarTracker as such.
Bottle resting in cellar since purchase at the winery. Wine in very good shape with excellent ullage. Light sediment, but not decanted. Intact cork. Pinot Noir favors immediately noticeable upon opening, which is generally a harbinger of good thing to follow. Good color and lots of well-integrated fruit and cola flavors in the nose. Palate was very elegant and rich, but not ripe or hot. Refined berry and cola elements; both of which were nicely integrated. Acids and flavors were well-balanced, lovely finish. This wine is at its apex – a joy to drink. Gives credence to the idea that William Selyem Pinot Noirs form good years are wonderful to drink after a decade of cellaring.
Served with polenta topped with wild mushrooms – a perfect match.
Wonderful wine and a great reminder of what I've enjoyed about WS. Nose was floral, earthy, and had cranberry/cherry notes. Vibrant fruit that had a "sweetness" without being ripe. Also had some resin and slate notes. Acidity is present and well integrated. Drinking exceptionally well now, but likely to drink well for a couple more years.
Very nice wine, drinking in its prime. Light red color. Great nose of cola, forest floor, muted cherry. Pallet similar to nose, but a but short. Not going to get any better. Still very good 2nd day. Actually seemed a bit richer or deeper. Some very strong root beer or cola on the pallet.
Upon opening the nose shows brett with some red fruit underneath. The palate is fairly simple, red fruit flavors with a good dose of brett that is backed by spritzy acidity. Not flawed but rater simple.
Medium red color, with a purple tinge. Looks very young - no browning to it at all. Nose of cola, vanilla, and some bright, sweet berry, maybe raspberry. The nose showed lots of potential. Pallet was still mostly mid pallet. Sweet cherry. Pleasant wine. Drank at dinner with Russ.
Surprisingly medium to dark red color, with a purple tinge. Looks very young - no browning to it at all. Nose of cola, vanilla, and some bright, sweet berry, maybe raspberry. The nose showed lots of potential. Pallet was a bit disapointing. Rather short. Mostly mid pallet. Sweet cherry. After some air, more bright cherry. Finished bottle next day. It lost the cola and vanilla on the nose, leaving only the berry. Pallet more of a mild cherry or raspberry. Pleasant.