2006 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Precious Mountain

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  • Pinot Noir
  • 750ML
  • IWC 94
  • WA 90

Reviews for 2006 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Precious Mountain

IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2008
Deep red. Utterly compelling bouquet of fresh raspberry wild strawberry smoky minerals and fresh flowers. Deeply concentrated red fruit flavors are improbably fresh and focused. This manages to be both powerful and... Deep red. Utterly compelling bouquet of fresh raspberry wild strawberry smoky minerals and fresh flowers. Deeply concentrated red fruit flavors are improbably fresh and focused. This manages to be both powerful and graceful with slow-building spiciness adding complexity. Tannins creep in on the back end but don't distract from the luscious fruit. This refused to let go of my palate. 94 points
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2008
The outstanding 2006 Pinot Noir Precious Mountain Vineyard has plenty of raspberries sweet cherries and good minerality fresh acids and ripe tannins in a medium to full-bodied style. I wouldn't be surprised to see this... The outstanding 2006 Pinot Noir Precious Mountain Vineyard has plenty of raspberries sweet cherries and good minerality fresh acids and ripe tannins in a medium to full-bodied style. I wouldn't be surprised to see this Pinot Noir evolve well past 10 years.With over a dozen Pinot Noirs one would think that winemaker Bob Cabral would be perennially stressed out having to deal with so many different vineyards. However except for the blend of Russian River and Westside Road Neighbors they are all legitimate vineyards and I can fully comprehend why they would want to keep them separate. As I have said before there is a clear "house" style with wines tending to have a slightly higher acid profile lower pHs. But there is no doubting that these are well-made wines which are for the most part age-worthy Pinot Noirs which with some patience reward cellaring. In 2006 a challenging vintage in the Russian River area (less so on the Sonoma Coast) the 2006 vintage has turned out well at Williams-Selyem. Of course 2007 is a more fragrant purer vintage from an integrity perspective so those wines will be a no-brainer. I will comment on all the single vineyards but as I write them I must offer a word of advice: don't dare ignore the brilliant Zinfandels and Chardonnays that Cabral turns out. They are not as renowned as the single-vineyard Pinots but they are top-flight wines. A Pinot Noir that really depends on vintage for success is from the San Benito Valley south of San Francisco home to the old Almaden winery.