Williams Selyem Coastlands Pinot Noir 2016
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From the cooler Sonoma Coast, the 2016 Pinot Noir Coastlands Vineyard just leaps out of the glass with its spice, pine forest, wild strawberry, blueberry, and incense aromas and flavors. Incredibly complex, medium to full-bodied, with nicely integrated acidity, it has plenty of fruit and richness, as well as length on the finish. It will be better in a year or two and thrill for over a decade.
A vast appellation covering Sonoma County’s Pacific coastline, the Sonoma Coast AVA runs all the way from the Mendocino County border, south to the San Pablo Bay. The region can actually be divided into two sections—the actual coastal vineyards, marked by marine soils, cool temperatures and saline ocean breezes—and the warmer, drier vineyards further inland, which are still heavily influenced by the Pacific but not quite with same intensity.
Contained within the appellation are the much smaller Fort Ross-Seaview and Petaluma Gap AVAs.