Williams Selyem Coastlands Pinot Noir (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2006
Pinot Noir from Napa Valley, California
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.2%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Classic Coastlands aromas of wild raspberries, kirsch, cardamom and truffles come bursting out. The concentrated flavors of wild berries, Asian spices, fresh cardamom and mocha expand throughout the palate. Round, brooding tannins are carried through nicely with a bit of acidity in the finish. One of our best to date.
"Like the tannic 2005, the winery's '06 needs time in the cellar. It's a bit hard and closed. But it’s simply humongous in flavor, offering a deep well of blackberry and mulberry flavors and various wild berries with no names. You'll also detect dark chocolate, anise, Asian spices and beef jerky."
"Ruby-red. The nose offers a stunningly aromatic array of red and dark berries, baking spices, fresh flowers and incense. Coats the palate with sweet red berry preserve flavors, picking up candied rose and smoky minerals with air. Finishes gripping and very long, with a trail of sweet red berries."
International Wine Cellar
"The 2006 Pinot Noir Coastlands Vineyard, which comes from both the new Dijon and California heritage clones, is very impressive. Deep ruby/purple, with notes of black cherries and blackberries, some subtle camphor and crushed rock, medium to full body, and beautiful, fresh acidity and moderate tannins in the finish, this wine could easily evolve past 10 years, a rarity for a 2006 California Pinot Noir."
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Williams Selyem Winery began as a simple dream of two friends, Ed Selyem and Burt Williams, who pursued weekend winemaking as a hobby in 1979 in a garage in Forestville, California, and made their first commercial vintage in 1981. In less than two decades, Burt and Ed created a cult-status winery of international acclaim. Together they set a new standard for Pinot Noir winemaking...
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