2004 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Sonoma County (USA, California, Sonoma County)

California, Pinot Noir, Red Wine, Sonoma, USA

In anticipation of next week’s spring 2008 release, I decided to open one of these. Popped and poured, this wine is a beauty. Light ruby red, completely translucent color. On the nose, plenty of cranberry, sour cherry, red currant and earth. Lovely on the palate with great red fruit, and earthy notes. Finishes well and shows absolutely outstanding balance. Great food wine as well. Paired with roast chicken and leek vegetables. 13.8% alc.

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I am not a professional wine taster, nor do I have any professional training in the wine trade. I am a wine enthusiast who has spent countless hours tasting wines of many different styles. My palate is not aligned with a single wine critic, and I call all wines "as I taste them". My site is a source of tasting notes and wine recommendations as well as warnings without conflict of interest. You'll just have to figure out how your palate aligns with mine. My palate generally tends to veer towards Old-World wines that put a premium on terroir and lovely balance and finesse, rather than raw power...please keep that in mind as you read my notes.

2 thoughts on “2004 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Sonoma County (USA, California, Sonoma County)”

  1. Great note. Yesterday I opened a 2004 Williams Selyem RRV and it was doing great. I think they are ahead of the 2005s. Can’t wait to see the 2006 notes!


  2. Rustin. The 2004s from WS are an anomaly in terms of the general style of the vintage. They managed to turn out sub-14% alc wine when many were well over 15% alc.I have not tried any of my 2005s that I can recall right now, so I can’t make the jugement whether they are better or not.Either way, 2006 should be another interesting vintage for them.Keep commenting here. I love it when we can discuss the wines.SP


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