Williams Selyem Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2012

Ratings on Delectable

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

I like how under appreciated WS is in the market by consumers & by critics when they score them young. That means that I can pick these up on the secondary market for just either side of $50 pre-aged. This 12 shows the beauty of the vintage. Glorious mouthfeel. It glides on the palate as juicy, round, ripe & ruby. The fruits are outstanding up & down their line up with 6 years plus of bottle age. Love the dark cherries, cherries, black raspberries, strawberries with highlights of blue & purple fruits. It’s their raspberries & blue fruits I really enjoy from them. Before it unfurls in the decanter, it shows quite a bit of dark spice/clove but mellows by the second glass. Cola, soft & subtle baking spices; cinnamon, vanilla and hints of nutmeg. Rich, dark soil, dry crushed rocks, limestone minerals, some herbaceousness with brilliant; dark, red, purple & blue florals. Acidity is especially good. The finish is beauty, elegance & balanced defined persisting for minutes. Photos of; Williams Selyem Winery and our visit to their October pick up party 4 or 5 years ago.

I like how under appreciated WS is in the market by consumers & by critics when they score them young. That means that I can pick these up on the secondary market for just either side of $50 pre-aged. This 12 shows the beauty of the vintage. Glorious mouthfeel. It glides on the palate as juicy, round, ripe & ruby. The fruits are outstanding up & down their line up with 6 years plus of bottle age. Love the dark cherries, cherries, black raspberries, strawberries with highlights of blue & purple fruits. It’s their raspberries & blue fruits I really enjoy from them. Before it unfurls in the decanter, it shows quite a bit of dark spice/clove but mellows by the second glass. Cola, soft & subtle baking spices; cinnamon, vanilla and hints of nutmeg. Rich, dark soil, dry crushed rocks, limestone minerals, some herbaceousness with brilliant; dark, red, purple & blue florals. Acidity is especially good. The finish is beauty, elegance & balanced defined persisting for minutes. Photos of; Williams Selyem Winery and our visit to their October pick up party 4 or 5 years ago.

9.2

Benny Riccardi Delectable Pro

Still shows lots of orange oil aromatically.

Still shows lots of orange oil aromatically.

9.0

Ryan Carey Delectable Pro

Founder Wine Confidential

Sour cherry. Quite acidic. Not my favorite from this producer

Sour cherry. Quite acidic. Not my favorite from this producer

8.7

Amy Lieberfarb Delectable Pro

Fruit, fresh lilac flowers and vanilla notes on nose... On palate...lots strawberry, cherry notes and a nice long lasting finish... LOVE

Fruit, fresh lilac flowers and vanilla notes on nose... On palate...lots strawberry, cherry notes and a nice long lasting finish... LOVE

9.8

Anjoleena Griffin-Holst Delectable Pro

Wine Director Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa

Macerated cherry, Rosemary blossom and fresh turned earth. Pretty!

Macerated cherry, Rosemary blossom and fresh turned earth. Pretty!

9.4

Tobin Trevarthen Delectable Pro

Always consistent.

Always consistent.

9.0

Charlie Beatty Delectable Pro

Buyer wineworksonline.com

Another Great 2012 Sonoma Coast ! Wow!

Another Great 2012 Sonoma Coast ! Wow!

9.6

Seth Timen

Eddy. Abigail. Lisa

Eddy. Abigail. Lisa

9.6

Richard Worthington

Drinking well from the magnum.

Drinking well from the magnum.

9.1

Joe Catanese

A little earth on the nose, cherry cola in the mouth, easy drinking and very nice.

A little earth on the nose, cherry cola in the mouth, easy drinking and very nice.

9.1

Location

  • 300 Massachusetts Ave NE
    Washington D.C., DC 20002

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    10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Sunday
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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