This is a new offering from the cool Petaluma wind gap area of the Sonoma Coast. The rich clay/loam soils and long growing season of 2011 produced an extraordinary wine of texture and complexity. The aromas of ripe Bing cherries, sassafras, Morel mushrooms, red plums and cappuccino fill your glass. Rich, earthy tannins coat the palate finishing with flavors of ripe red fruits, fresh truffles, sage and savory acidity.
"Vivid ruby. An expressive bouquet offers raspberry and cherry preserves, Asian spices, musky loam and licorice. Sappy and open-knit, with red berry, licorice and floral pastille flavors enlivened by harmonious acidity. Finishes with silky tannins and very good length, betraying a hint of youthful tannins."
International Wine Cellar
"This is Williams Seylem's first vintage from Charles and Diana Karen's vineyard in the Petaluma Gap. The foggy, windy site produced a tart, light-bodied pinot with scents of strawberries and raspy strawberry seed flavors. Its gentle structure carries the red fruit in a cherry direction, suited to roast duck."
Wine & Spirits