We are still feeling a renewed appreciation for life opening back up after the diversions of the last three years. Even so, many of our usual practices have undergone changes to which everyone must adapt.
Many of our messages over the last year included news relating to the 2020 fires and the subsequent shortage of grapes from that vintage. The timing of this shortage couldn’t have come at a worse time, as we know many of you have been trying to refill your cellars after quickly depleting …
One of the questions we most frequently receive is, ‘How long should I wait to drink my Williams Selyem wine?’ As John says, ‘Following our guidelines, which were first drawn up by Burt Williams, can be a test of your moral fiber!’
Burt and Ed released the first commercial wine for Williams Selyem in 1981, and for the last 41 vintages a new chapter has been written with the stories of each growing season and the wines produced. Often, it’s the “easy” vintages, like 2014, that make headlines for great wine with cooperative weather and an evenly paced harvest.
A Note From John Dyson, Proprietor
We hope your life is beginning to feel normal again. We thank you for your support during the pandemic and we are grateful for things getting back to normal here at the winery.
What a tumultuous and strange year 2020 was. From all of us at Williams Selyem, we hope that you have remained safe, sane, healthy, well-rested, and fully stocked with your favorite Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. While there were some serious challenges, like many of you, we have learned to adapt, discovered new skills, and are focusing on the positive developments that have emerged.