Williams Selyem, Russian River Valley, Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019 (1.5L)
99 points Wine Enthusiast
A gorgeous floral bouquet of rose and lavender leads the way to a core of crisp pomegranate, crushed rock and black tea in this fresh, energetic wine. There’s a distinct depth and sophistication to the texture and body, and a memorable citrus-like brightness that persists on the palate.
96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2019 Pinot Noir Estate Vineyard comes from Pommard, Swan and Mt Eden clone vines. Medium ruby, it has a well of aromas, segueing from cranberry, pomegranate and rhubarb, to tones of orange peel, forest floor, wild mint and iron. Medium-bodied, it offers intense, sweet berry fruits on a slender, powdery frame, with bursts of fresh acidity and a very long finish with a flourish of spicy accents. It has potential to develop in the cellar over the next decade, but it's hard to resist all that upfront, youthful fruit.
95 points James Suckling
A pleasant mix of aromas of ripe red fruit and berries and earthy spice and bark. Medium-to full-bodied with velvety tannins. The harmony between dark fruit and spice continues on the palate, together with additional layers of wet-stone minerality. Very good intensity throughout the long finish. Really well done and refined. Drink after 2024.
95 points Jeb Dunnuck
The 2019 Pinot Noir Williams Selyem Estate Vineyard is a touch more introspective at first glance and warrants time in the glass to unfurl, when it gives way to sun-ripened cherry, sassafras, and violets. The palate has gripping structure with fresh acidity to match and reveals notes of cranberry cocktail, rocky earth, and fresh herbs.