Williams Selyem Peay Vineyard Pinot Noir (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2006

Pinot Noir from Sonoma County, California

Item No. 124753
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • WE93
  • ST93
  • RP90
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

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

  • 10%
  • 16+%
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%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

From one of the favorite Coastal sites, this wine's aromas of ripe blackberry, blueberry, violets and mocha fill your nose. Ripe, silky tannins fill your mouth and finish with flavors of wild berry pie, cranberry, Asian spice and mineral. This is one of the more feminine and sexier wines from the Sonoma Coast in 2006.

Critical Acclaim

"This is one of the winery’s more elegant, sensual wines. What it does not possess in sheer power it more than makes up for in hedonistic delight. Racy and silky, it excites the palate with intricate layers of black raspberry and cherry tart, cola, Asian spices and smoky oak. The finish goes on and on and on. "
93 Points

"Deep ruby color. Strikingly pure aromas of blackberry, blueberry, Asian spices and fresh flowers. Broad, deep and sweet, offering vivid red and dark berry flavors, silky texture and a bright kick of minerals on the back end. Leaves a strong spicy quality behind, along with an echo of blackberry. This is really delicious."
93 Points

"The 2006 Pinot Noir Peay Vineyard offers hints of tobacco leaf intermixed with red currant, sweet cherry, crushed rocks, and spring flowers. It is well-made, seemingly lower in acidity than some of the other wines, but solidly made and deep."
90 Points

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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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Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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