Aromas of wild blackberries, cassis, cola and truffles fill your nose at once. Concentrated flavors of wild raspberries, Asian spice, espresso, cardamom and forest floor develop throughout the broad mouth feel. Extracted rich grape tannins are felt across your palate but carry nicely through with racy acidity in the finish.
"Inky ruby. Potent aromas of blackberry, boysenberry and dried rose, with exotic Indian spice and gingerbread nuances adding complexity. Deep, fleshy dark berry flavors show liqueur-like depth and intensity, with slow-building tannins adding grip and structure. Develops more vibrancy and red fruit character with aeration and finishes with outstanding clarity and sappy persistence. This is another '07 from Williams-Selyem that calls for patience.
International Wine Cellar
"The deepest-colored of these Pinots is the 2007 Pinot Noir Coastlands Vineyard. The opaque ruby/purple color is followed by a tight but promising nose of black currants, black cherries, black raspberries, flint, and earth.
The Wine Advocate
"This is one of the darkest of Williams Selyem's new Pinots and also one of the ripest. It's jammy in the intensity of raspberry and cherry fruit, with a savory, Dr. Pepper cola richness. The spiciness, which is one of winemaker Bob Cabral's specialties in capturing, is exotic. Cellar Selection."