2012 marks the last vintage for the Williams Selyem Peay Vineyard Pinot Noir. The bright cherry and wild herb notes capture the essence of this cool climate site on the […]Read More
|Barrel Description||59% new, 41% 1 yr.|
|Barrel Aged||15 months|
2012 marks the last vintage for the Williams Selyem Peay Vineyard Pinot Noir. The bright cherry and wild herb notes capture the essence of this cool climate site on the coastal ridgeline. The cherry notes carry through onto the palate and finish with a subtle mineral note that is typical of the site.
Simply put, the 2012 vintage was amazing in many respects. After the cool growing seasons of 2010 and 2011, which resulted in excellent quality but very low yields, Mother Nature was smiling on us in 2012 with superb growing conditions for a bountiful harvest. The exceptional weather during the spring allowed for moderate vegetative growth, superb flowering conditions and an above average fruit set — berries and clusters sized up beyond original expectations. 2012 was a vintage where ripe mature stems, seeds and skin tannins were achieved with harmoniously balanced natural acidity. Enveloped with pure intense aromas, juicy flavors and rich textures, these structured wines are clearly the result of a truly extraordinary vintage. A vintage like this, where everything comes together perfectly, is rare and will certainly be a vintage to enjoy for many years to come!